Odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile reproductives

The odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile, is one of our most common ants. But oddly, we seldom see winged, or reproductives, of this species. Here are some images showing a couple of males, and their wing venation. Click to enlarge.

Male Tapinoma sessile.
Male Tapinoma sessile.
Male Tapinoma sessile.
Male Tapinoma sessile.
forewing of male Tapinoma sessile
forewing of male Tapinoma sessile
forewing of male Tapinoma sessile
forewing of male Tapinoma sessile
forewings of male Tapinoma sessile
forewings of male Tapinoma sessile
forewings of male Tapinoma sessile
forewings of male Tapinoma sessile
detail of forewing of Tapinoma sessile
detail of forewing of Tapinoma sessile
detail of forewing of Tapinoma sessile
detail of forewing of Tapinoma sessile
detail of hindwing of Tapinoma sessile
detail of hindwing of Tapinoma sessile

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