A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

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Readcrafter
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A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

Post: # 29562Post Readcrafter
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:21 pm

Hello to all.
I live in eastern Virginia. Today I found this crawling around in my backyard.
As the title says I am unsure if this is a queen.
I'd also like to know the species of ant if possible.
Thanks,
~Readcrafter
PS: I apologize in advance for the poor pictures.
PPS: If the images do not appear please let me know ASAP
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averagebilly
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Re: A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

Post: # 29564Post averagebilly
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:26 pm

Looks like some type of Lasius queen to me.
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Batspiderfish
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Re: A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

Post: # 29571Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:45 pm

Crematogaster sp. queen.
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Re: A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

Post: # 29573Post AqdasHassaan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:58 pm

nice finding. Good Luck.

Readcrafter
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Re: A Queen or not a Queen? That is the question.

Post: # 29585Post Readcrafter
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Thanks to all who replied!

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