Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

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Mythos
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Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20773Post Mythos
Mon May 08, 2017 1:19 am

Caught pair of these a few nights ago. I feel like she's already darkened a bit in color to a deeper maroon. I tried to Id her myself but wasn't very successful. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!

https://ibb.co/hywBQk%0Ahttps://ibb.co/kQVud5

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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20783Post Martialis
Mon May 08, 2017 7:10 am

The site gives a 404 error. Also, do you have measurements?
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Mythos
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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20788Post Mythos
Mon May 08, 2017 10:24 am

Martialis wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 7:10 am
The site gives a 404 error. Also, do you have measurements?
Yeah I was trying to use the image tags but it won't let me edit my post anymore.

https://ibb.co/hywBQk
https://ibb.co/kQVud5

I'll try to get measurements in a day or so. I just moved her to a new drier test tubes and I don't want to disturb her egg laying. She's fairly large though. I'd guess around 6-8mm.

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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20912Post Mythos
Wed May 10, 2017 12:07 am

Ok I was way off on my guess of body length. Shes about 5/8th's of an inch or 15-16mm.

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Re: ID Request

Post: # 20915Post Phoenix
Wed May 10, 2017 3:29 am

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Mythos
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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20927Post Mythos
Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 am

Thanks. I'm thinking camponotus vicinus. Does that seem right?

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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20935Post Martialis
Wed May 10, 2017 2:21 pm

There are multiple species of Camponotus with that coloration. I would use a key to ID her.
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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20940Post Mythos
Wed May 10, 2017 3:10 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 2:21 pm
There are multiple species of Camponotus with that coloration. I would use a key to ID her.
How do I go about getting a key? Is there a website?

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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20944Post Martialis
Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm

http://antwiki.org has a few that can help you. Look up "Camponotus North America" and you should find one.

http://antmaps.org and http://antweb.org both will help you determine what's in California. For antweb, click on Georegions, then North America, then the US, and finally California.
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Re: Please Help ID - Northern California Ant Queen

Post: # 20964Post Mythos
Wed May 10, 2017 5:20 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm
http://antwiki.org has a few that can help you. Look up "Camponotus North America" and you should find one.

http://antmaps.org and http://antweb.org both will help you determine what's in California. For antweb, click on Georegions, then North America, then the US, and finally California.
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