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K1ngAnt
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Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27165Post K1ngAnt
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:51 am

Hey I found this Insect and am unsure what it is, the Thorax or middle part appears to be large and have wing scars, any help is appreciated!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-lrqNch1YYmMTMzRElZUjd0Uzg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-lrqNch1YYmcGcxUWM4czc0WGs

K1ngAnt
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27171Post K1ngAnt
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:28 am

I live just outside of Boston Massachusetts and found the insect in the road in the middle of the woods

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tiger01vincent
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27172Post tiger01vincent
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:30 am

K1ngAnt wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:51 am
Hey I found this Insect and am unsure what it is, the Thorax or middle part appears to be large and have wing scars, any help is appreciated!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-lrqNch1YYmMTMzRElZUjd0Uzg
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-lrqNch1YYmcGcxUWM4czc0WGs
Man, we need better pics... But, looking at the colour and shape of its gaster, i would say not an ant.... Looks like a wasp
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AntLove5Ever
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27178Post AntLove5Ever
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:08 am

not an ant.

AntOblivion
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27186Post AntOblivion
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:20 pm

Looks like a velvant ant. Go far away from your house and release that thing it has the 3rd most painful sting in the world
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AntsOnTheCoast
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27275Post AntsOnTheCoast
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 pm

I agree with most others on this thread. Its gaster is oddly shaped, and it's most likely not an ant.

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Nathant
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27346Post Nathant
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:57 am

Not an ant. I live North of Boston and I have found these a couple times while anting.

AntLove5Ever
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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27406Post AntLove5Ever
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:47 pm

Not an ant, but not a velvet ant either, most likely some other non-winged wasp. Velvet ants are very fuzzy, and that appears smooth and shiny

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Re: Ant? Queen?

Post: # 27416Post AntsOnTheCoast
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:32 am

Just to point out, velvet ants are actually wasps.

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