Search found 59 matches

by Delphie
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Possible Camponotus vicinus??
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Possible Camponotus vicinus??

Camponotus vicinus is common in North America from about the central portions to the west. However, I don't believe that the ant in the photo is vicinus. 5 mm is too small.
by Delphie
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Okay, thanks. I'll go with that. :-)
by Delphie
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Vicinus for the #2 queen seems reasonable, although she seems more slender and lighter in the body than the last one I had. The #1 queen has the matt black colour, but no reddish legs, and the gaster seems round rather than oval. She doesn't appear to have the light and dark bands caused by the hair...
by Delphie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Sorry, I was editing the photos and got bumped out.

Queen # 1
Image
Image

Queen # 2
Image
by Delphie
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Hoping for ID's for 2 queens
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Hoping for ID's for 2 queens

Queen # 1 is 13 mm, found in Southern BC about 3 weeks ago. I thought she was C. modoc, but she is a bit small and looks different from my other modoc colonies. Her head is enormous but her gaster is smaller and more round in shape. https://imgur.com/O2PTCzu https://imgur.com/s6XfyAw Queen #2 is 15 ...
by Delphie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Ant Queen ID
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Ant Queen ID

Sometimes a drop of honey on a piece of tin foil helps them settle.
by Delphie
Thu May 03, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Southern Cali Worker ID
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Southern Cali Worker ID

I'm thinking Pheidole sp.
by Delphie
Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need these Colonies Identified
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Need these Colonies Identified

Could be Formica subsericea.
by Delphie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Re: Need help identifying

If they survive they will do entirely too well. Their colonies are amazingly fast growing and easy to get out of control. The queens pretty much lay around the clock.
by Delphie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help to ID this specific Camponotus
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

For your area, subject B could be C. herculeanus. Subject A, because of the behaviour in the pile of sticks and twigs seem more likely to be Formica obscuripes, Western thatching ants. The queen is definitely Camponotus, but may not be mated. It is early, even in Surrey for Camponotus nuptial flight...