Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

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Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, or the Tennessee Thread-Waisted Ant, is a parasitic species of Aphaenogaster and the only ten-I-see. This species has bright red queens which are smaller than the equally colourful workers. With colonies of several thousand workers, these ants create colonies much larger than their host species, Aphaenogaster rudis and picea. These queens also accept fully hardened host workers, and are probably the easiest parasite to keep