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by Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: please identify queen
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: please identify queen

Lasius americanus is the only North American species from the niger group which flies in July. We won't be seeing the others until mid-August.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: First time and a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: First time and a few questions

I would instead refer to rule 2.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID - South Chicagoland - Captured 7.19.18
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Queen ID - South Chicagoland - Captured 7.19.18

Myrmica typically cannot be identified without microscopic examination of dead workers.
by Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Lasius workers laying eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Lasius workers laying eggs

Almost. Haploid eggs from workers and unfertilized queens will become males, but that genetic material can be drawn just as easily from the female's mother as with her father. With rare exceptions, there is nothing which distinguishes "male chromosomes" from "female chromosomes" in ants except for t...
by Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Florida carpenter ant queen?... In Pennsylvania?!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 55

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: 56

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: 12
Views: 96

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: 61

Re: TN queen ID plz

Dorymyrmex sp.