Pheidoles are they tetramorium what are they?

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oliverAnt
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Pheidoles are they tetramorium what are they?

Post: # 27016Post oliverAnt
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:32 am

I need help are they tetramorium? Lasius? Mymerca? Plz help

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Re: Pheidoles are they tetramorium what are they?

Post: # 27023Post KSkuroooari
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:46 am

I am still completely new to all of this, but I think Pheidole is it's own genus. If you were asking about the subfamily, then they belong to the Myrmicinae group which includes Tertamorium, Trachymyrmex, Crematogaster and Solenopsis (whereas Lasius and Camponotus belong to Formicinae subfamily).

I hope that helps. But then again, I can't tell a Camponotus from a Lasius from a Formica. 😓 Any large ant, I'll automatically think Camponotus. So I probably just discredited myself. 😂 But we're all learning and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Pheidoles are they tetramorium what are they?

Post: # 27040Post Jadeninja9
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:57 pm

Pheidole is Pheidole, Tetramorium is Tetramorium, Lasius is Lasius lol
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