Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:46 am

She was a Myrmica sp. queen.

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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:25 pm

antsMAN wrote:She was a Myrmica sp. queen.
The ant in the pictures is Aphaenogster sp.
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:14 am

Mdrogun wrote:
antsMAN wrote:She was a Myrmica sp. queen.
The ant in the pictures is Aphaenogster sp.
The club-like ends of the antennae and proportionate size of the mesosoma suggest Myrmica, to me.
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

Post: # 10421Post Mdrogun
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:50 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mdrogun wrote:
antsMAN wrote:She was a Myrmica sp. queen.
The ant in the pictures is Aphaenogster sp.
The club-like ends of the antennae and proportionate size of the mesosoma suggest Myrmica, to me.
Are you sure? The queen in the pic looks like the Aphaenogaster queens I've seen. It would probably help if we could get pictures of the head and closer pictures of the body
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:04 pm

Mdrogun wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: The club-like ends of the antennae and proportionate size of the mesosoma suggest Myrmica, to me.
Are you sure? The queen in the pic looks like the Aphaenogaster queens I've seen. It would probably help if we could get pictures of the head and closer pictures of the body
I it might have helped if the ID request came with a measurement. ;)
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

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Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:30 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mdrogun wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: The club-like ends of the antennae and proportionate size of the mesosoma suggest Myrmica, to me.
Are you sure? The queen in the pic looks like the Aphaenogaster queens I've seen. It would probably help if we could get pictures of the head and closer pictures of the body
I it might have helped if the ID request came with a measurement. ;)

Agreed. Is it possible this is Manica?
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

Post: # 10460Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:55 am

Mdrogun wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: I it might have helped if the ID request came with a measurement. ;)

Agreed. Is it possible this is Manica?
Not in Nova Scotia.
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Re: Aphaenogaster sp. or Mrymica?

Post: # 10472Post Mdrogun
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:40 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mdrogun wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote: I it might have helped if the ID request came with a measurement. ;)

Agreed. Is it possible this is Manica?
Not in Nova Scotia.
Manicais located, according to Antwiki.org "Four of the six species in this genus are found in western North America. One species is endemic to Japan and the other is Palearctic."

When I look at the two bottom pictures of this ant I think it's Aphaenogaster but the top one seems like Myrmica to me.
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