Oklahoma City, OK caught on 9/29

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maskedSpirit
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Oklahoma City, OK caught on 9/29

Post: # 31924Post maskedSpirit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:28 am

This ant is caught in my neighborhood in OKC/Moore, OK, on September 29.
Length is about 4-5 mm long and has a fuzzy body.
It looks like there are 2 petiole separating the gaster and mesosoma.

Here are several pictures of the ant.
https://imgur.com/a/Iii5Y

...I'm not sure if this is natural but the ant seems to be unresponsive now. not gripping onto the test tube so that if the tube is turn the ant falls. legs still moves sometimes but it's individually and sluggish...

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 31928Post Phoenix
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:36 am

Male Alate.
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Re: Oklahoma City, OK caught on 9/29

Post: # 31931Post idahoantgirl
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:14 pm

perhaps not even an ant. does it ever elbow its antennas? from all the pictures it is curved, not elbowed. But definitely not a queen.
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yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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maskedSpirit
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Re: Oklahoma City, OK caught on 9/29

Post: # 31933Post maskedSpirit
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:40 pm

Unfortunately, by the time I woke up this morning the ant was dead.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by elbowing its antennas... they bend near the head area but otherwise they seem like they just curve.

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Re: Oklahoma City, OK caught on 9/29

Post: # 32051Post AntsOnTheCoast
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Definitely a male alate. Sorry about the death, mate.

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