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by MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Is this Crematogaster cerasi
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger. Caught in Toronto on Sept 14 Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine Length: 8mm Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety. https://i.imgur.com/NzMVQfc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HKgl8Od.jpg
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I really think this is Lasius niger.

I've been searching the internet and found mention of an established population of L. niger in Quebec, which is where they were found.

The other Lasius pictures I have seen for North America seem to be browner or yellowish.
by MaxGen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Thought it was Formica, now wonder if it is Lasius?

I caught several queens in Montreal Canada at the end of July, July 23. Now that the workers are out, they seems to be the size and shape of Lasius workers, about half the size of my other queens that I'm pretty sure are Formica Subserecia. The workers are about 3mm and the queen is about 9mm, maybe...
by MaxGen
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Can I still catch a queen ant in September?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Can I still catch a queen ant in September?

I can't tell where you are from, but will assume North America? If that's correct, some species of Lasius fly in September. I haven't seen any yet, but I'm really hoping to catch some this year myself. Here is a chart of nuptial flights both globally and in North America. https://crazyants.de/nuptia...
by MaxGen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Lasius flying near Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Lasius flying near Toronto

Thanks for this post. What's the best time of day to look?
by MaxGen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Lasius social parasite
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Lasius social parasite

Caught another Lasius social parasite tonight. Not sure what species she is though. I caught a murphyi in the same area a couple of weeks ago, but I'm not seeing the fuzziness I saw on the murphyi. She's a bit wet because I pushed the cotton down a bit below the water line before putting her in. htt...
by MaxGen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 2 species of Formica - lots of pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 537

2 species of Formica - lots of pictures

I took a walk in the same path that Mikey filmed his last video in in Toronto, since it is practically in my backyard. Found 6 queens, 5 of which look the same, but the 6th looked different and was larger. I have a number of pictures of both species below. Can someone identify them? Bigger queen fir...
by MaxGen
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

This is pretty cool. I didn't know they were in Toronto. I've been quite lucky this year so far.

Thanks guys.
by MaxGen
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen
Replies: 3
Views: 779

TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

I just caught the smallest queen I have ever seen. It's about half the size of a tetramorium queen. It is approx 4 - 5mm Caught in Toronto on August 1 Can someone identify it? It was hard to get a macro shot as it is so small and quite active. http://i.imgur.com/VwwmCfo.jpg http://i.imgur.com/onYSlq...
by MaxGen
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Unidentified Queen Ontario, Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Unidentified Queen Ontario, Canada

Looks like a parasitic queen to me. Lasius Interjectus? That's just a guess, better to wait for someone with experience to comment.