3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

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3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12600Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:25 am

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Looks Like a worker to me, and it is 9.5mm long, and found 9/29 in VA In my backyard (Basically a field but there i like 7 trees.)

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12601Post Martialis
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:39 am

Looks like a queen, I don't know what she is, but she looks like Strumgenys or Pogonomerex. Pogos aren't native to many parts of Virginia, if I recall.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12602Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:02 am

It doesnt look like either of those genus queen do, or the workers really,

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12603Post Martialis
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:09 am

AntLove5Ever wrote:It doesnt look like either of those genus queen do, or the workers really,
Really? hm. She definitely looks like a semi-claustral queen. Maybe Myrmica? Here's a picture of a Myrmica queen. Image
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

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Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:10 am

Woops! That's a worker.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12605Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:19 am

Definitely not myrmica, it isn't smalll or dark enough. Maybe lasius flavus? worker?

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12606Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:41 am

AntLove5Ever wrote:Definitely not myrmica, it isn't smalll or dark enough. Maybe lasius flavus? worker?
Or lasius interjectus?

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12609Post Martialis
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:16 am

Looked it up. She appears to be Temnothorax americanus, the acorn ant. She's a slave-making, social parasite queen, so if you gave her some brood, they'd most likely become her workers.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12610Post Martialis
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:18 am

Temnothorax workers and brood, that is.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12623Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:46 pm

No, she is WAY too big to be temnothorax

temno is 4mm max, she is over twice that size.

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