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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15339Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:31 pm

Martialis wrote:
Nathant wrote:Anyone may still send pics of queens! :)

Let me retry..

http://m8.i.pbase.com/t3/94/339594/4/96503488.pukmApRt.jpg
I would need to see the hair on the gaster for this one, but for now it's L. umbratus or L. speculiventris.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15341Post Martialis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:39 pm

Yea, isn't that great of a picture.. oh well.
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15346Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:57 pm

Tada!
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15347Post Martialis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:05 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:Tada!
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You found a larger picture! doesn't seem to be so parasitic after all. :lol:
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15349Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:15 pm

Martialis wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote:Tada!
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You found a larger picture! doesn't seem to be so parasitic after all. :lol:
Hmm... I'll say Lasius umbratus. Holding my breath :oops: .
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15350Post Martialis
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:39 pm

Umbratus :)
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Re: Quiz Me!

Post: # 15351Post Nathant
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:41 pm

Martialis wrote:Umbratus :)
Yes! Fist Pump
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Post: # 15353Post Batspiderfish
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:07 pm

Antwiki seems to think it is Lasius nearcticus, the flavus-group species (in actuality, it is a picture of Lasius umbratus). Whoever did the most recent AntsCanada video on social parasites used this photograph in the beginning, recognizing it as a social parasite, but still called it Lasius nearcticus. :P
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Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:52 am

:shock: That black and silver ant is the most beautiful ant I ever saw... :geek:

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Post: # 16225Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:25 am

SpeciesK wrote::shock: That black and silver ant is the most beautiful ant I ever saw... :geek:
If you like shiny, black ants, then the native Formica neogagates or Monomorium minimum might be of interest to you.

My dream species is the vibrantly red/orange Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, which is quite rare in Maine. Ants can be very beautiful. :)
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