Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018

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LordEnwar
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Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018

Post: # 36064Post LordEnwar
Thu May 17, 2018 11:38 pm

I'm pretty sure she's a Camponotus, but sp?

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Caught her in Vancouver, BC on May 16th, 2018.

She's about 40mm long

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LordEnwar
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Re: Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018

Post: # 36081Post LordEnwar
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 pm

God, did I say 40!? I meant 20mm - she's huge!

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Re: Campo ID in Vancouver, Canada - May 16th, 2018

Post: # 36083Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 18, 2018 3:33 pm

Camponotus modoc or Camponotus herculeanus, probably the former. The two cannot easily be distinguished without lots of magnification (especially as queens, although the workers may be easier.) Visible details like hair coverage and body texture are important.
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