Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

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MaxGen
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Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27209Post MaxGen
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:17 pm

I think I may have caught my second F. neogagatus this year, but I could use verification please.

Toronto, July 28, 11mm

Thanks,

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DrDramaticElk1
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Re: Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27211Post DrDramaticElk1
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:27 pm

nice pics, can't help with identifying it though lol
keeper (hopefully) of camponotus :D

MaxGen
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Re: Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27214Post MaxGen
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks. It's just an iPhone with a clip on macro lens I bought on Amazon :)

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27233Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 pm

Looks like Formica argentea or Formica subsericea, based on hair coverage and length of the scapes.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

MaxGen
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Re: Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27240Post MaxGen
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks again Batspiderfish. I'm leaning toward subserecia.

CanadianAnter seems to catch a lot of those in Toronto. Haven't heard him mention argentea yet.

idahoantgirl
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Re: Is this f. neogagatus? Toronto, July 28 - 11mm

Post: # 27250Post idahoantgirl
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:44 pm

Very pretty queen!
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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