What is this ant?

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TheAlphaAntsilon
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What is this ant?

Post: # 17432Post TheAlphaAntsilon
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:56 pm

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I keep finding these workers but haven't seen a single queen? Can anyone identify them? Thanks in advance.
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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17435Post TheAlphaAntsilon
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:11 pm

I forgot to say that they are about half a centimeter in length
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Batspiderfish
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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17443Post Batspiderfish
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:54 pm

And the location?
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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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17444Post Martialis
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:07 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:54 pm
And the location?
Location is a big deal.

I saw from another post that he was from Maryland. Perhaps this is the location.
Keeper of

Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Selliing:

Tapinoma sessile

Stennama sp.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17445Post Batspiderfish
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:27 pm

In that case, then these are probably Lasius latipes or Lasius claviger. 5mm is probably too large for Lasius, but Acanthomyops workers can get pretty big. Lasius interjectus are the largest, but you would probably have seen some of their alates, as those are spring/early summer fliers.

Other possibilities are workers from the umbratus and flavus groups.
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

TheAlphaAntsilon
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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17452Post TheAlphaAntsilon
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:54 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:27 pm
In that case, then these are probably Lasius latipes or Lasius claviger. 5mm is probably too large for Lasius, but Acanthomyops workers can get pretty big. Lasius interjectus are the largest, but you would probably have seen some of their alates, as those are spring/early summer fliers.

Other possibilities are workers from the umbratus and flavus groups.
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Re: What is this ant?

Post: # 17909Post SpeciesK
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:13 am

:o Really, really orange ants! I am amazed there are real ants that color outside the tropics somewhere. And big ants at that. I hope you get a colony of them. :mrgreen:

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