Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

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AntsofNZ
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Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34250Post AntsofNZ
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:45 pm

This queen has 9-10 workers and thought an ID would be useful

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wJ6MY5nWa42r48Vm1

Thanks for any help

Delphie
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34251Post Delphie
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:33 am

You need to have clear pictures of the queen as well as measurements.

AntsofNZ
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34252Post AntsofNZ
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 am

Added some more photos to the original link, The workers are about 2-3mm and the queen 4-5mm

Hope this helps! any ideas are appreciated

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antnest8
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34253Post antnest8
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:16 am

i kind of looks like lasius but since i'm not experienced it is most likely wrong :) :lol:
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

Will230145
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34254Post Will230145
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:49 am

To me, it looks like Lasius alienus, Neoniger, or niger, can you please check your measurements again, Lasius queens tend to be 7-8 millimeters. We need the date and approximate time to help us further identify her.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pensilvanicus
Founding: Lasius Neoniger
Lasius Claviger
Formica subsericea

AntsofNZ
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34256Post AntsofNZ
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:29 pm

The Queen is roughly 7mm (my test tube was playing tricks on me before) And she was caught in January on a hot sunny day.

Thanks for the help!

Will230145
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34326Post Will230145
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:38 pm

Did you catch the colony or queen during nuptial flight?
Keeper of:
Camponotus Pensilvanicus
Founding: Lasius Neoniger
Lasius Claviger
Formica subsericea

PTasker15
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Re: Ant Caught ?/1/18 Wellington ID needed

Post: # 34329Post PTasker15
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 pm

Either Paratrechina Lonchicornus,Or A Trachymyrmex,Or Temnothorax.
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastenus
14 Brachymyrmex Patagonica
6 Psudomyrmex Graccilis
1 Hypoponera Sp
2 Cyphromyrmex Sp.
Dream Species-Atta Texana

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