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by Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Florida carpenter ant queen?... In Pennsylvania?!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Florida carpenter ant queen?... In Pennsylvania?!?!

Formica identification is tricky. There are a lot of sanguinea group Formica flying at this time of year, and if she is anything but Formica aserva, then there is a good chance that the colony will be dependent on Formica brood for its whole lifespan.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: :pls help me identify this queen
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: :pls help me identify this queen

Formica fusca probably does not truly exist in North America. Since this queen has bands of silvery pubescence beyond the first gastral tergite, that would disqualify the nearctic equivolents, Formica subaenescens and Formica accreta (for Western NA). This queen is most likely Formica subsericea , ...
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: NW Georgia June 28 ID help please.
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: NW Georgia June 28 ID help please.

Camponotus americanus.

To discern Camponotus from Formica, the bent/saddle shape of the mesosoma only applies to workers.
by Batspiderfish
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: TN queen ID plz
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: TN queen ID plz

Dorymyrmex sp.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: ID Please: Caught June 21, 2018 Houston, TX
Replies: 14
Views: 121

Re: ID Please: Caught June 21, 2018 Houston, TX

Solenopsis invicta generally have a red-brown head and mesosoma, with a mostly dark gaster. I think she looks so dark in one of the images because of the photograph itself. Tetramorium has coarse rugae (wrinkles) over it's head and much of its body that make it less shiny.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant ID
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Ant ID

I agree with Formica, although I wouldn't be able to say which one from the pictures.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What kind of queen is this??
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: What kind of queen is this??

Looks to be a Lasius sp.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Help Id this queen Please
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Help Id this queen Please

Lasius sp. I'd only hesitate to say Lasus americanus at this time of year because for once I am getting the vibe of Lasius niger. However, we would need to be able to see the hairs on the antennae and the teeth on the mandibles to identify Lasius.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant ID please
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Ant ID please

And a location.