Lasius

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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31484Post Will230145
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:18 am

Thanks, your a life saver, I will try to get some closer pictures.
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Re: Lasius

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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31495Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:34 pm

Too dark. :(
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Re: Lasius

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:51 pm

The lighting? Or the queen.
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Re: Lasius

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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31513Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:37 pm

I still can't see very well, but she looks like either Formica podzolica or Formica glacilais.
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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31514Post Will230145
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Ok, any tips on getting better pics without fuzziness?
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Re: Lasius

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 pm

None of those species live in Pennsylvania.
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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31517Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:51 pm

I wanna see the shininess on the third plate of her gaster. Since there is silvery pubescence on the second tergite, we at least know that she isn't from the fusca complex of the fusca group (i.e. Formica subaenescens, which is what everybody has been mistaking for Formica fusca).
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Re: Lasius

Post: # 31518Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:53 pm

Will230145 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 pm
None of those species live in Pennsylvania.
https://www.antweb.org/images.do?subfamily=formicinae&genus=formica&rank=genus&adm1Name=Pennsylvania&countryName=United%20States

For a more complete list, check out antmaps.org.
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