False Honey Ant Prenolepis imparis (Say, 1836)  Synonyms: Winter Ant.

Status:

Only member of its genus currently recognized in our area. Found throughout much of North America, this species winters in underground nests and specializes in foraging in cold temperatures (BugGuide, 2014).

Description:

"Viewing Prenolepis from above should immediately reveal the distinctive hourglass-shaped mesosoma, a distinguishing feature of the genus, and the anteriorly broad then tapering gaster" (BugGuide, 2014).

Relationships:

Is the main pollinator for Beechdrops.

There are 43 records in the project database.

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False Honey Ants in Pasadena, Maryland (4/10/2014). Determined by Ben Coulter. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/21/2018). Verified by James Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants mating in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/15/2019). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Determined by James Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Howard Co., Maryland (2/21/2018). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

False Honey Ant mating in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/9/2016). Verified by James Trager. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant found on an Osage Orange fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant found during the Chino Farms BioBlitz (4/27/2013). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in Harford Co., Maryland (4/25/2016). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A male False Honey Ant in Talbot Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Howard Co., Maryland (10/6/2017). Determined by Steven Wang/BugGuide. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A male False Honey Ant in Talbot Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male False Honey Ant in Talbot Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/27/2015). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in Baltimore City, Maryland (9/14/2008). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/4/2015). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/15/2018). Verified by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant collected in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/20/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/23/2014). Determined by James Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2015). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in Washington Co., Maryland (9/1/2017). Determined by James C. Trager. Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant documented by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/23/2017). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. First MBP record for Baltimore Co. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in Harford Co., Maryland (8/23/2014). Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant in Harford Co., Maryland (3/22/2014). Determined by Steven Wang and James C. Trager via BugGuide. Photo by Bill Keim. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants in a Yucca bloom in Harford Co., Maryland (6/19/2018). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A False Honey Ant with prey in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/29/2014). Determined by James C. Trager/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

False Honey Ants on White-footed Mouse in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/25/2017). Verified by Ben Coulter. Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)


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