Queen Ant Identification

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Getrylight
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Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31131Post Getrylight
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:11 am

AREA: Burnaby BC (Right next to Vancouver BC)
Dates caught: Around the end of July
Size: Around 8 mm
They were caught on cement sidewalks with a small forest park nearby
I think they might be Lasius niger
https://imgur.com/a/fOD7k
https://imgur.com/a/dfCbn
https://imgur.com/a/2Exzl

Brentywenty
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31133Post Brentywenty
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:39 am

Yeah, looks pretty much like it.
But the only differency I tend to see is that the gaster is a little bit smaller than my own lasius queen.
So I'm gonna search further if there's another lasius that looks more like it.

Glad to help, Brentywenty.
Ants: So small, such difference they make! :shock:

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Lasius niger
Lasius flavus
Lasius cf. niger
Myrmica cf. rubra

Brentywenty
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31134Post Brentywenty
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:50 am

I also saw some ants, are these like in a light shade of brown or are they all black?
Ants: So small, such difference they make! :shock:

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Lasius niger
Lasius flavus
Lasius cf. niger
Myrmica cf. rubra

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31142Post Phoenix
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:07 am

Lasius Sp.
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31145Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:45 am

In July, you would expect to find Lasius alienus. We would need to see the hair coverage on the antennal scapes to differentiate her from Lasius pallitarsis.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Getrylight
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31161Post Getrylight
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:59 am

This is as close as I can get hopefully it will help. If there is any other suggestions on how to take the picture let me know.

https://imgur.com/a/53Z5A

Getrylight
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31447Post Getrylight
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:52 pm

Some new images hopefully alot better for ID

https://imgur.com/a/bUuEh

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 31452Post Batspiderfish
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:32 pm

Lasius alienus is most likely, although I can't see the details to be %100 sure. We would need to be able to see the hairs on the antennal scapes.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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