Queen ID

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nbro444
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Queen ID

Post: # 40745Post nbro444
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:38 pm

I picked up this yellow ant in my backyard in Dallas Texas. The head and thorax are are darker while the gaster has a brighter yellow hue. Any ideas on what it could be, it looks different from a citronella ant. My first guess is a yellow crazy ant. I attached a photo of the ant to this thread.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40748Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:50 pm

You have to upload to a 3rd party website like flickr and link to it here (or better yet, embed the photograph in the post).
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40751Post nbro444
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Here you go!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e9eb4cmhb685ow7/IMG_0724.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40752Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:58 pm

Pheidole sp.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40757Post nbro444
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. It’s is a queen right?
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40759Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Mhm
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40774Post nbro444
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:54 pm

Are you sure it's a pheidole I've been having trouble finding any bright yellow ants in this genus. The garter has bright yellow stripes could it be a crazy ant?
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40782Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:07 pm

Nylanderia only have one petiole node.
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Re: Queen ID

Post: # 40924Post nbro444
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:16 pm

Ok, I think it's a Pheidole Floridana. Thanks again for your help!
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