Is this queen a Lasius?

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MichelLitt
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Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38524Post MichelLitt
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:12 am

[*]I just caught this queen ant, would I be right to identify her as a Lasius Niger?

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1rLaw-KTStHSL98hZcvmQ7kLpUjKbtyE_

She's 9-10 mm long.
Sorry for the quality but i don't have a better camera

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AntsForeverYT
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Re: Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38531Post AntsForeverYT
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:29 am

I don't think it is... most of Lasius Queens are only around 7-8mm, it could be formica? Depends on where you live.
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Re: Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38548Post MichelLitt
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:24 am

I live in Northern italy.
Well, now that i have checked i must say that she does look like a formica fusca,thanks a lot. :D

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Re: Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38550Post AntsForeverYT
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:55 am

no problem!
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1) Camponotus Turkestanicus
2) Lasius Niger
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Re: Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38578Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:36 pm

It does look like Formica, but probably not F. fusca (albeit a close relative.) Too difficult to tell from this distance.
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Re: Is this queen a Lasius?

Post: # 38595Post MichelLitt
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks. :)
So i guess she could be a lemani or anyway some other black colored ant of the formica genus.

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