I need help Identifying this ant species

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Willplays100
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I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82413Post Willplays100
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:18 pm

I just got back from a trip, It rained a lot while I was gone. I found multiple ant nuptial flights. I decided to capture one down the road. Here are some pictures of the ant. She was moving around a lot so it was hard to get good pictures :roll: .If you need some more I would be happy to add them. I hope someone can identify her :D . I live in Michigan, US, and it is September.
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SYUTEO
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82414Post SYUTEO
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:12 pm

That's a male of possibly in the Ponerinae subfamily.
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

Willplays100
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Location: United States

Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82416Post Willplays100
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:17 pm

Oh! :shock: Thank you, I guess I will have to see if I can find a Queen tomorrow!

Willplays100
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82476Post Willplays100
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:35 pm

Okay, I've gotten what I believe to be a Queen ant. Tell me if I'm wrong. I believe it has mated, it just started raining so I might go and catch another if there is another nuptial flight. I'm still not sure on the species. sorry about the quality of the camera its an iPhone 5. I'm in Michigan and it's September.
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SYUTEO
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Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82482Post SYUTEO
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:22 pm

Definitely a queen, looks to be Lasius neoniger.
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

Willplays100
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Location: United States

Re: I need help Identifying this ant species

Post: # 82484Post Willplays100
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:51 pm

Okay, Thank you! :D I'm going to look at the Hybrid Nest I have to see if mine works for this species!

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