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Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:31 pm
by Nathant
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.

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:39 pm
by Martialis
Yea, isn't that great of a picture.. oh well.

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:57 pm
by Batspiderfish
Tada!
Image

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:05 pm
by Martialis
Batspiderfish wrote:Tada!
Image
You found a larger picture! doesn't seem to be so parasitic after all. :lol:

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:15 pm
by Nathant
Martialis wrote:
Batspiderfish wrote:Tada!
Image
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: .

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:39 pm
by Martialis
Umbratus :)

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:41 pm
by Nathant
Martialis wrote:Umbratus :)
Yes! Fist Pump

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:07 pm
by Batspiderfish
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

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:52 am
by SpeciesK
:shock: That black and silver ant is the most beautiful ant I ever saw... :geek:

Re: Quiz Me!

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:25 am
by Batspiderfish
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. :)