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by MaxGen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

It's too bad there is no reputation system. Thanks for the responses as always.
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada

My friend and I caught ours around 7:00pm
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: 3 Queens Caught Sept 14 Toronto, ON, Canada

Lots of species are flying in Toronto this week. Not great pictures, but those look like Lasius neoniger. I caught 19 on Tuesday

So far this week I have seen:
  • Lasius claviger
  • Lasius neoniger
  • Solenopsis molesta
  • Lasius cp. murphyi
  • Crematogaster sp.
by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger. Caught in Toronto on Sept 14 Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine Length: 8mm Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety. https://i.imgur.com/NzMVQfc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HKgl8Od.jpg
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I really think this is Lasius niger.

I've been searching the internet and found mention of an established population of L. niger in Quebec, which is where they were found.

The other Lasius pictures I have seen for North America seem to be browner or yellowish.
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I caught several queens in Montreal Canada at the end of July, July 23. Now that the workers are out, they seems to be the size and shape of Lasius workers, about half the size of my other queens that I'm pretty sure are Formica Subserecia. The workers are about 3mm and the queen is about 9mm, maybe...
by MaxGen
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Can I still catch a queen ant in September?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Can I still catch a queen ant in September?

I can't tell where you are from, but will assume North America? If that's correct, some species of Lasius fly in September. I haven't seen any yet, but I'm really hoping to catch some this year myself. Here is a chart of nuptial flights both globally and in North America. https://crazyants.de/nuptia...
by MaxGen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Lasius flying near Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Lasius flying near Toronto

Thanks for this post. What's the best time of day to look?
by MaxGen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius social parasite
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Lasius social parasite

Caught another Lasius social parasite tonight. Not sure what species she is though. I caught a murphyi in the same area a couple of weeks ago, but I'm not seeing the fuzziness I saw on the murphyi. She's a bit wet because I pushed the cotton down a bit below the water line before putting her in. htt...
by MaxGen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 species of Formica - lots of pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 50

2 species of Formica - lots of pictures

I took a walk in the same path that Mikey filmed his last video in in Toronto, since it is practically in my backyard. Found 6 queens, 5 of which look the same, but the 6th looked different and was larger. I have a number of pictures of both species below. Can someone identify them? Bigger queen fir...