Page 1 of 1

Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:32 pm
by AntsDakota
I have both species living in my area, and I want to be prepared for next year.

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm
by DontSquishTheAnt
Now, I don't know if this applies to queens as well, but I have read that the clypei of Tetramorium spp. are raised surrounding the bases of the antennae. Basically, are the antennae placed in what look like deep sockets; or are there ridges (carinae) inbetween the antennal bases, directly next to them? If so, then it is probably Tetramorium.

I hope that made sense and helped.
Mark

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:56 pm
by antnest8
workers or queen

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:34 pm
by AntsDakota
Both. I can both find queens and workers from the wild.

Re: Is there any distinct way to tell Tetramorium immigrans from Pheidole sp.?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:07 pm
by antnest8
I think It might have to be something with a small ridge on their head, if you look around at some of these sight you might find an identification key for Tetramorium like this one http://www.antwiki.org/wiki/Key_to_US_Tetramorium_species