Subfamily MYRMICINAE
Tribe DACETINI

Strumigenys hyalina (Bolton)
Strumigenys hyalina, full face view of worker. Note the large translucent spoon shaped hairs on the dorsum and margins of the clypeus.
Strumigenys hyalina, full face view of worker (click photo to enlarge).
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Strumigenys hyalina, side view of worker (click photo to enlarge).
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Distribution of Strumigenys hyalina in Mississippi
Strumigenys hyalina is a very rarely collected ant known from only a handful of specimens. The most distinguishing feature of this species is the fully translucent large spoon shaped hairs found on the clypeus. Additionally, the leading edge of the scape has at least 2 or more hairs that curve toward the base of the scape, there is only one long flagellate hair projecting laterally from the upper scrobe margin, and the first tooth of mandible is distinctly longer than the second.