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by Perkdawg
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Not sure if queen and which species
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Not sure if queen and which species

It is a queen. Lasius sp. I believe. Maybe Lasius brunneus but I'm really not sure.
by Perkdawg
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Please identify my ant.
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Please identify my ant.

That looks like Solenopsis invicta but the picture is not very clear. Also, when making a post to identify a queen please consult this page: https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292 Thanks :D
by Perkdawg
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen id July 4th 13mm saskatoon,saskatchewan,canada
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Queen id July 4th 13mm saskatoon,saskatchewan,canada

I believe that is a large worker and not a queen. Probably Camponotus sp.
by Perkdawg
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen - Lasius sp. vs. Formica sp.
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Queen - Lasius sp. vs. Formica sp.

It can be difficult to tell, but Formica queens are generally significantly larger. Also, Lasius workers are generally quite small compared to the queens. Formica workers and queens are more similarly sized. This isn't a very scientific distinction, but you can also use color as a determining factor...
by Perkdawg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Need help with identification of ant
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Need help with identification of ant

I'm pretty sure that's a Florida Carpenter Ant, Camponotus floridanus. Good find!
by Perkdawg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Assistance with ID
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Assistance with ID

The queen does appear to be Tapinoma. Usually when queen ants lay eggs sporadically and don't really care for them it means that the queen was not fertilized. This is quite common.
by Perkdawg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Queen Identification Needed

Sorry for the very late reply, but I really don't think it's Camponotus modoc. Modoc's range extends east to only about Minnesota. I'm quite confident it's Camponotus Pennsylvanicus or maybe Camponotus nearcticus but I doubt it's the latter. The leg coloration is a bit odd though, maybe someone else...
by Perkdawg
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Alaskan Native Ants?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Alaskan Native Ants?

Here's a list of known Alaskan ants: https://www.antweb.org/taxonomicPage.do?rank=species&adm1Name=Alaska&countryName=United%20States Only 5 genera appear on the list: Camponotus, Formica, Lasius, Leptothorax, and Myrmica. I"m going to guess a few other Camponotus species not listed on the website (...
by Perkdawg
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen Identification Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Queen Identification Needed

First queen is certainly Solonopsis invicta, second is Camponotus sp. most likely Camponotus pennsylvanicus. As for the queens found near one another, Solonopsis queens sometimes found their colonies together, although I think it was most likely a coincidence that they were nesting so close to one a...
by Perkdawg
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Queen ID Little Falls, NJ 8/19

Lasius sp. Individual Lasius species can be hard to identify by the queens alone. You might have to wait until workers arrive for a more accurate I.D.