Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada

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ohakoh
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Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada

Post: # 34280Post ohakoh
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Hi everyone,



I caught three different species of ant queens around August, 2017. I just brought them out of hibernation and took some photos (sorry for the poor quality). Below are their description and pictures.


Queen #1 - Lasius sp. ?
1. Location of collection: Toronto, Canada
2. Date of collection: Late August, 2017
3. Habitat of collection: Sidewalk about 400 meter East of a large park (High Park in Toronto)
4. Length (from head to gaster): ~7mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dark brown / black
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Gaster much larger after hibernation
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Queen #2 - Tetrmorium sp. ?
1. Location of collection: Toronto, Canada
2. Date of collection: Late August, 2017
3. Habitat of collection: Sidewalk
4. Length (from head to gaster): ~9mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dark black, but a little iridescent
Image

Queen #3 - some fire ant?
1. Location of collection: Toronto, Canada
2. Date of collection: Late August, 2017
3. Habitat of collection: Sidewalk
4. Length (from head to gaster): ~6mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dark brown, slightly reddish
6. Distinguishing characteristics: large mandibles; I fed it a few fruit flies because it doesn;t look fully-claustral and it ate them.
The photo angle is bad, but it definitely has a petiole AND postpetiole.
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Thank you for any help you can provide me!

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Ants4fun
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Re: Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada

Post: # 34357Post Ants4fun
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:40 pm

1. Lasius neoniger
2. Crematogaster sp.
3. Aphenogaster sp.

AntNoob1
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Re: Three ant queens ID request - Toronto, Canada

Post: # 34534Post AntNoob1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:33 pm

is Lasius neoniger invasive?

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