Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

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NMantLover
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Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25173Post NMantLover
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:26 pm

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I have found many of these queens from April through July. They are about 10mm or 11mm. I suspect this is Camponotus but I'm not sure. I have 4 of this species and 1 already has live brood.

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

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Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:30 pm

Formica, Perhaps?
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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25269Post Martialis
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:50 am

Agreed. Remember your measurements. they are imperative to an accurate ID.
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Tapinoma sessile

Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25272Post FarrAnts
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:29 am

Holy cow, looks just like the parasite formica I found, except with a gaster a bit bigger, and the head smaller.
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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25282Post NMantLover
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:24 am

I will try to get accurate measurements next time I check on my queens. I'm giving them 2 weeks because I just added 4 more.

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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25284Post NMantLover
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:28 am

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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25285Post NMantLover
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:32 am

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Here are some different views.

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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25287Post FarrAnts
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am

Nice, does she have eggs?
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Re: Albuquerque, NM 6/30/17

Post: # 25292Post NMantLover
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:58 am

She does. You can see them in those 2 pics in the comments.

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