Southern BC May 5 - 3 queens

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Delphie
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Southern BC May 5 - 3 queens

Post: # 21173Post Delphie
Sun May 14, 2017 5:13 pm

Please assist with species identification. The three are all approximately 15 mm. Queen # 2 dropped onto my porch late in the evening and has settled into her test tube. She dropped her wings as soon as tubed and has laid 4 eggs. Very mellow. Queens 1 and 3 were collected in a pine area of a local park, hiking down the road. Queen 3 is not mellow and attacked the cotton ball in the tube with enthusiasm. They appear to be different species of Camponotis although 2 and 3 could be the same.

The weather here is terrible for nuptial flights. Cold and rainy nearly every day. These girls flew the minute the weather let up for a day.
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Martialis
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Re: Southern BC May 5 - 3 queens

Post: # 21178Post Martialis
Sun May 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Can you specify which queen is which? These are Camponotus sp.
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Formica sp.

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Southern BC May 5 - 3 queens

Post: # 21180Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 14, 2017 8:25 pm

Camponotus vicinus, and two C. modoc.
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Delphie
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Re: Southern BC May 5 - 3 queens

Post: # 21184Post Delphie
Sun May 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Thank you!

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