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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: 114

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: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: Ant ID
Replies: 5
Views: 34

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: 61

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: 63

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: 32

Re: Ant ID please

And a location.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: help to identify queen ant
Replies: 12
Views: 93

Re: help to identify queen ant

You could probably get more specific answers if we could see the queen a little better, but at best it seems it will be identified to the genus level.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Genus/Species Identification. Prenolepis Imparis? Camponotus Castaneus? With photos. Severn, MD, US
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Genus/Species Identification. Prenolepis Imparis? Camponotus Castaneus? With photos. Severn, MD, US

Yes, these options are all from the pallidefulva species group of Formica. Ants from this group also vary pretty wildly in coloration at ranges farther North than Maryland. You are also right that workers are easier to identify.
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Labor Day weekend, Black Queen, Michigan, ID Please

Looks to be Camponotus novaeboracensis. Don't forget measurements with an ID request!
by Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: help to identify queen ant
Replies: 12
Views: 93

Re: help to identify queen ant

It would be something from France. Most of the time, Lasius identification is moderately difficult, since you need enough magnification to see the hairs on the antennal scapes and the teeth on the mandibles, at least. Just put a "cf." between the genus and species whenever you find what you think it...