Please be a pheidole

Help with identifying the species your ants

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
AntsRule
Posts: 716
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28545Post AntsRule
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 pm

I found some pheidol nests in south eastern pa and was really hoping I would find some queens because they are my native dream ants. I believe the smaller ones are pheidol for sure because I saw some infertile males and queens in the nests and they match the ones I found during the flight. The smaller one is about 5 mm. The larger one is about 8 mm. Both found 8/9/2017 Also with the ID could you tell me if they are polygynerous or not because I caught a few of each sp. :D Also any other information would be appreciated.
This is the larger one
Image
Image
Image
Image
This is the smaller one that I saw infertile ones in the nest of some pheidole sp.
Image
Image
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

Proverbs66
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Location: Glenn Burnie, MD

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28555Post Proverbs66
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:31 pm

AntsRule wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:18 pm
I found some pheidol nests in south eastern pa and was really hoping I would find some queens because they are my native dream ants. I believe the smaller ones are pheidol for sure because I saw some infertile males and queens in the nests and they match the ones I found during the flight. The smaller one is about 5 mm. The larger one is about 8 mm. Both found 8/9/2017 Also with the ID could you tell me if they are polygynerous or not because I caught a few of each sp. :D Also any other information would be appreciated.
This is the larger one
Image
Image
Image
Image
This is the smaller one that I saw infertile ones in the nest of some pheidole sp.
Image
Image
Can't see the pictures try using a link or imgur

AntsRule
Posts: 716
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28563Post AntsRule
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:36 pm

I have always done them this way can anyone else see them?
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 2115
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28567Post Batspiderfish
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:31 pm

Photobucket wants money now in exchange for allowing 3rd-party use of images.
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

AntsRule
Posts: 716
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28684Post AntsRule
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:17 pm

2nd attempt. I found some pheidol nests in south eastern pa and was really hoping I would find some queens because they are my native dream ants. I believe the smaller ones are pheidol for sure because I saw some infertile males and queens in the nests and they match the ones I found during the flight. The smaller one is about 5 mm. The larger one is about 8 mm. Both found 8/9/2017 Also with the ID could you tell me if they are polygynerous or not because I caught a few of each sp. Also any other information would be appreciated. :D
This is the larger one
Image
Image
Image
This is the smaller one
Image
Image
Image
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

User avatar
Phoenix
Posts: 427
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Location: Malaysia

Re: ID Request

Post: # 28696Post Phoenix
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 am

The Smaller One, I Believe To Be Is Solenopsis Molesta.
For The Larger One, Pictures Aren't At The Proper Angles To Tell.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

AntsRule
Posts: 716
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: ID Request

Post: # 28739Post AntsRule
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:07 pm

Phoenix wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 am
The Smaller One, I Believe To Be Is Solenopsis Molesta.
For The Larger One, Pictures Aren't At The Proper Angles To Tell.
Here some better pics of the larger one
Image
Image
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 2115
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28742Post Batspiderfish
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm

The bigger one is Pheidole sp.
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

AntsRule
Posts: 716
Joined: Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:02 pm
Location: Chester County Pennslyvania

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28744Post AntsRule
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:46 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm
The bigger one is Pheidole sp.
YESSSSSSSSSSS thx a lot is she polygynous? Do you arggree with Solenopsis Molesta on the first one?
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius niger

User avatar
ACaseoftheMondays
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:54 am
Location: Northern Colorado

Re: Please be a pheidole

Post: # 28848Post ACaseoftheMondays
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:08 pm

AntsRule wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm
The bigger one is Pheidole sp.
YESSSSSSSSSSS thx a lot is she polygynous? Do you arggree with Solenopsis Molesta on the first one?
Smaller one is definitely Solenopsis Molesta. Congratulations on the great catches!
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest