I need a Queen ID.(4)

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MrSmiley
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I need a Queen ID.(4)

Post: # 31815Post MrSmiley
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:11 pm

I caught this queen last earlier this month and she hasn't shed her wings or laid any eggs but I would like an ID.

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Re: ID Request

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:11 am

Camponotus Sp.
A Fully-Claustral Species.
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Re: I need a Queen ID.(4)

Post: # 31830Post MrSmiley
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:44 am

Its only 8mm long, not nearly as big as my other camponotus queen so I don't think its a camponotus sp. Also I caught her in San Rafael, if that helps.

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Re: I need a Queen ID.(4)

Post: # 31833Post MrSmiley
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:49 am

Also I just realized, it looks exactly like Batspiderfish's icon! I put the queen next to the picture on my screen and they look like the exact same ant! :shock: :o

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Re: ID Request

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:54 am

Camponotus Species Comes In Various Sizes.
8 Millimeters Is Not Far From Stretch.
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Re: I need a Queen ID.(4)

Post: # 31863Post Batspiderfish
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:17 am

Camponotus sp.

Not all American Camponotus are large, particularly queens of the Myrmentoma subgenus, which are close to 10mm.
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