Conomyrma sp. (?)
We are not sure what kind of ant this is. It was 8 mm long, and of light reddish-brownish color (lighter than seen in the picture). According to our book, the range of crater-nest ants is west of the Mississippi river, south of the California-Oregon border, but we found it roaming the walls of our house in Indiana! However, no other ant in our book matches this one. (The book is: "National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Insects & Spiders".) If the reader can recognize this species, please email us!
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