ID Confirmation

Help with identifying the species your ants

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
Cichlid
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 am
Location: Ontario Canada

ID Confirmation

Post: # 46054Post Cichlid
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:42 pm

Hey lady's and gents,

Found her today at 5 pm in Stafford Ontario Canada. She is maby 8mm long. I did some searching and I believe her to be Lasius claviger. I only seek to confirm this because I think this is way to early in the season for her to be flying.
https://imgur.com/a/Q49CqQA


Thanks for your help.

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 3343
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: ID Confirmation

Post: # 46055Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:48 pm

Lasius aphidicolus, or a close relative. The claviger group is (generally) shinier, with clubbed antennae.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Cichlid
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 am
Location: Ontario Canada

Re: ID Confirmation

Post: # 46057Post Cichlid
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:16 pm

So your thinking shes a social parasite ya?

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 3343
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: ID Confirmation

Post: # 46058Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:25 pm

If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests