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SYUTEO
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 79856Post SYUTEO
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:47 am

Sheljay888 wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Anyone know what type of ant these are. Thief ants? There's one or 2 colonys in front of my house and I've been checking up on em regularly hoping to catch their nuptial flight and a queen . They're absolutely tiny. Like can't even see em from more than a 2 feet away. Also extremely aggressive to other ants. If one walks by they'll immediately bite and latch on to em. I've seen other ants with 4+ of em latched onto it. They're only about the size of "normal" sized ants head. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1VTCJtL2xDWcEMU46
They're not te best pics. It's hard to get clear ones since they're so small and I'm using a phone w/ macro lens but I'll try to get better ones if they're too blurry.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Twnk9kGBWEKDFkty6
Possibly Solenopsis molesta.
Sheljay888 wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:09 pm
So right after that last post I moved a cooler and found a colony. They're were a 6-8+ of em and were with a huge clutch of eggs and a few hundred workers. I caught 5, kept 4 together and one separate. One of em was a slightly lighter color then the others. Are they even queens or is it a major? Also are they polygamous or are they just infertile dealates who pulled theyre wings?? https://photos.app.goo.gl/NGP43oC9B9Tq5C1z8
Most likely some Lasius species.
Sheljay888 wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:43 pm
Wouldn't let me add pics to the post. Said I can no longer edit or delete last post for some reason. Here are a few better shots of the tube with the 5 of em together with workers and eggs I collected. Any idea What's up with the light brown one? Parasitic?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/aW1cFjzeJkNNvziV6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/rJDnU1gd7Mr1WVFr5
This one has the 4 dark oneshttps://photos.app.goo.gl/Kj4x1Mvbg4YoUSVo8
The dark ones are possibly Lasius, the light one could be parasitic or a color morph.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Anochetus sp queen 1 Camponotus irritans colony

Sheljay888
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 79918Post Sheljay888
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:46 am

Yep. They are solenopsis molesta. They finally flew last night. found one of their queens. Also found a tetramorium immagrins queen and 3 others. I spent 3 hours trying to id them but I'm not too good at figuring out what they are. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7ckq1kRTNy1qxijN7
Can anyone point me to a good site so I can try to start iding em my self. I don't wanna have to keep putting em up here. I have 7 different queens/ colonies and only positive I'd on 2 of em

SYUTEO
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 79949Post SYUTEO
Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:13 pm

Sheljay888 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:46 am
Yep. They are solenopsis molesta. They finally flew last night. found one of their queens. Also found a tetramorium immagrins queen and 3 others. I spent 3 hours trying to id them but I'm not too good at figuring out what they are. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7ckq1kRTNy1qxijN7
Can anyone point me to a good site so I can try to start iding em my self. I don't wanna have to keep putting em up here. I have 7 different queens/ colonies and only positive I'd on 2 of em
Not sure what the first one is, but the second one looks like Tapinoma and the third one looks like Lasius.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Anochetus sp queen 1 Camponotus irritans colony

Sheljay888
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Location: Long island

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 80073Post Sheljay888
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:42 am

Awesome thanks. Yea the 2nd pic definitely looks like a tapinoma. And the 3rd which lasius do you think, maybe umbratus?
Unfortunately the one in the first pic died sometime in the past day. After hours of searching I figured out what she is, mainly by accident and only because after she died I saw the stinger. She isn't even actually an ant. She's a red velvet ant( a Wingless wasp). Dasymutilla Canella. It's funny cause right after I found her I had said to my friends it's weird cause she doesn't really look like an ant more like a bee or wasp. It was the way she was moving her head and antenna. Just not really "ant like" and she moved really fast. Didn't expect her to actually be a wasp though. Didn't even know there were wingless ones. Really wish she would've survived, would've been awesome to have one and she was gorgeous.
If anyone wants to see better pics, I just took these.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6YzKLFrDMPjieGeP9

SYUTEO
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 80077Post SYUTEO
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:07 am

Sheljay888 wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:42 am
Awesome thanks. Yea the 2nd pic definitely looks like a tapinoma. And the 3rd which lasius do you think, maybe umbratus?
Unfortunately the one in the first pic died sometime in the past day. After hours of searching I figured out what she is, mainly by accident and only because after she died I saw the stinger. She isn't even actually an ant. She's a red velvet ant( a Wingless wasp). Dasymutilla Canella. It's funny cause right after I found her I had said to my friends it's weird cause she doesn't really look like an ant more like a bee or wasp. It was the way she was moving her head and antenna. Just not really "ant like" and she moved really fast. Didn't expect her to actually be a wasp though. Didn't even know there were wingless ones. Really wish she would've survived, would've been awesome to have one and she was gorgeous.
If anyone wants to see better pics, I just took these.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6YzKLFrDMPjieGeP9
It's impossible for the Lasius queen to be L. umbratus because L. umbratus is a parasitic species and they often have large mandibles and smaller gasters. But she might actually be L. neglectus or possibly even Formica, if she runs fast then she might actually be Formica. And yeah I'd thought the first one was a wingless wasp, I heard they have a very painful sting.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Anochetus sp queen 1 Camponotus irritans colony

Sheljay888
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Location: Long island

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 80656Post Sheljay888
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:38 pm

Caught one of these running around at the same time solonopsis molesta was flying in front of my house. https://photos.app.goo.gl/NtyR8juyccfXkvJH8 solonopsis geminata?

SYUTEO
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 80665Post SYUTEO
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:52 pm

It's a Pheidole sp.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Anochetus sp queen 1 Camponotus irritans colony

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

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Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:33 am

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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 80995Post rathoreshubhamm8
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:23 am

Most of the carpenter ants i caught or seen have wings. It doesn’t mean she is infertile. https://jfi.cam/jiofilocalhtml/

SYUTEO
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Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 81001Post SYUTEO
Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:26 am

rathoreshubhamm8 wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:23 am
Most of the carpenter ants i caught or seen have wings. It doesn’t mean she is infertile. https://jfi.cam/jiofilocalhtml/
I find many people often think winged queens are infertile. And Camponotus often don't shed their wings for some reason. And please, don't post links that lead to random websites unless it's a link to a picture of an ant.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Anochetus sp queen 1 Camponotus irritans colony

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