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by Platail
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Species identification help

Not sure if I should post this here or as a new thread but I'll put it here. I sent a message to the museum at the request of my family (They saw a tiny ant and assumed fire ants). The museum entomologist has replied saying that this colony is likely either a Solenopsis or Carebara.sp. I've got a fe...
by Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Species identification help

Awesome. Thanks guys!
by Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Species identification help

I'm not sure, but I'm thinking she's a Monomorium sp.? Any opinions?
by Platail
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Species identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Species identification help

Hey, I caught this queen as well as several others identical to her, and a fair few drones; a few months ago after she ended up in my dogs water bowl. She is 3.5 / 4mm hard to get an accurate measurement and her first worker is approximately 1mm. The queen is black, and the worker only started movin...
by Platail
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?

Just remembered!
The most similar specimen they had was a queen iridomyrmex purpureus, the area in which I found her also matches the general habitat in which they are found. So for the time being, this would be my best bet.
by Platail
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?

Yeah, there's a few different looking ones around my area, most seem to be larger. That said, I visited my state museum this afternoon, and found a few close matching Iridomyrmex (can't remember exactly which sorry) specimens, though they have said they will ID her for me (with just pictures thankfu...
by Platail
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?

She was moving quite a bit, but on the second try she is probably closer to a full 1 cm when stretched out. Though definitely not as long as the reported length of Iridomyrmex according to what I've read (11-12mm), unless you include her antenna.
by Platail
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?

Thanks for the reply. :D

I've been doing some more research and I'm thinking it may be an iridomyrmex queen?

I'm definitely not positive, but I do believe they are found in my area.
by Platail
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this ant, and is it a queen?
Replies: 8
Views: 567

What species is this ant, and is it a queen?

Hello everyone, I was in my backyard today, and saw a lot of ant species I am familiar with, but this one caught my eye in particular as I have no idea what species it is, or if it is a queen, would anyone here know? My brother and I thought it may be a Technomyrmex difficilis as there is a large ne...