Is this a social Parasite?

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averagebilly
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Is this a social Parasite?

Post: # 35842Post averagebilly
Thu May 10, 2018 11:11 am

I was observing a Tetramorium colony in my front yard, when I found this 8mm queen weacing through the nest entrances. She doesn't have wings, and I think she might be a some sort of social parasite. Please identify. If she is a social parasite, please tell me what to do. Thanks!


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Aquaexploder
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Re: Is this a social Parasite?

Post: # 35862Post Aquaexploder
Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 pm

Definitely a social parasite, looks a little like L. Umbratus but hard to tell with your pictures. For information on social parasites look here: http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
Founding:

Crematogaster (2X)

Lasius Neoniger (2X)

averagebilly
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Re: Is this a social Parasite?

Post: # 35867Post averagebilly
Fri May 11, 2018 3:10 pm

Aquaexploder wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Definitely a social parasite, looks a little like L. Umbratus but hard to tell with your pictures. For information on social parasites look here: http://www.formiculture.com/topic/3252-much-ado-about-the-founding-of-lasius-temporary-social-parasites/
Thanks! :D
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Re: Is this a social Parasite?

Post: # 35873Post Aquaexploder
Fri May 11, 2018 8:55 pm

No problem!
Founding:

Crematogaster (2X)

Lasius Neoniger (2X)

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