Need ID plz...

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Need ID plz...

Post: # 19794Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:15 am

I caught 2 of these tonight around 8:53pm at my work. One I thought wasn't gonna make it cuz was being attacked by another species but she seems to be fine now. One is 7mm and the other is 8mm. I'll try to get better pics if needed. I'm not sure really but just throwing a guess of a Lasius species. :?: Thx for any help my friends.
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Also, any info would be appreciated as well.
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19806Post Aquaexploder
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:59 am

My best guess would be Camponotus, but I am probably wrong.
Founding:

Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

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Aquaexploder
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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19807Post Aquaexploder
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 am

To be more specific I would say Camponotus Castaneus.
Founding:

Camponotus nearcticus (x1)

Prenolepis imparis (x3)

Myrmica (Unknown) (x1)

Tetramorium (x2)

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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19816Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:19 am

Aquaexploder wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 am
To be more specific I would say Camponotus Castaneus.
They are to small to be Camponotus Castaneus.
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 19817Post Phoenix
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:23 am

Probably, Lasius Umbratus.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 19818Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:55 am

Phoenix wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:23 am
Probably, Lasius Umbratus.
I was thinking Lasius interjectus. Look pretty much identical but yea, I could be wrong.
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 19819Post Phoenix
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:32 am

Have you spotted, any hair strands on her?
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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19821Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:47 am

Hard to tell with her wings in the way. I have a really good magnifying glass so I'll give her a look over when I get around her in a few.
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19840Post xTNxANTMANx
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm

Can someone help ID this queen?.... :?:
Keeping:
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x3
Crematogaster cerasi x2
Formica pallidefulva x3
Formica subsericea x3
Pheidole sp. x4
Tapinoma sessile
Tetramorium caspitum x2

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Re: Need ID plz...

Post: # 19849Post Batspiderfish
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:22 pm

Lasius interjectus. They are the only North American Lasius which fly this early in the year (not to be confused with dealate queens from the previous fall).

Boom, there's the link: http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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