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JoeyD101
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Little bitty queens and one Campo

Post: # 37532Post JoeyD101
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Location: Murphey NC
Date/Time: 6/10/2018 9am
Length 4-5mm
Found on roof. I was working and suddenly they were everywhere. I just picked them up off the roof and put them into containers. There were dead and dying males all over the place. It was really cool to witness. I caught 17 of the little ones and one Campo that I think is C. Pen but I'm not certain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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AntDudeUSA
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Re: Little bitty queens and one Campo

Post: # 37612Post AntDudeUSA
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:22 pm

Hello the small queens I'm not certain on the ID but they appear to be some type of Solenopsis (fire ant) and I Agree with the camponotus ID
Keeper of
x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Little bitty queens and one Campo

Post: # 37626Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:16 pm

The little queens are likely Forelius pruinosus, if the measurements are relatively accurate.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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