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Sarkis
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Species identification

Post: # 62180Post Sarkis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:21 am

Hi guys. I live in Uzbekistan(Central Asia). I kept ants for 3 years and spent a lot of time in rural areas of my country: in search of various local species. The diversity of ants' species in my area is not reach, and most of species are easy to identify, but their is one that is like a like a ghaust for me. I have seen only one worker in my life; I caught it and took some pictures of it. It was huge, the size of the Messor's soldier, with light yellow body and abdomen. Here are a picture of it:
https://ibb.co/djrd02h
I hope for help, as I really want to catch its queen.

Camponotus
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62181Post Camponotus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 am

It is Camponotus

LasiusSapien
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62182Post LasiusSapien
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:05 am

Camponotus wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:04 am
It is Camponotus
indeed possible Camponotus turkestanus?

Camponotus
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62185Post Camponotus
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:14 am

Not sure but looks like it!!

Sarkis
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62244Post Sarkis
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:27 am

No it is not turkistanus. They are a little slim with all thier body being yellow, while this one is different has big abdomen. I tend to think that this one might by an unrecorded one. I went thought the database on Antbase, and found anything like that.... :roll: :roll:

Sarkis
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62245Post Sarkis
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:28 am

Anyways thank you) I really doubted that this one is Camponotus.

Camponotus
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Re: Species identification

Post: # 62289Post Camponotus
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:05 am

I think it is C. Atriceps

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