Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

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MaxGen
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Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Post: # 46970Post MaxGen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:03 pm

Caught 3 different species of queens on the 7th. A few Crematogaster, another one I still haven't identified, and this one below, she is 6 - 7mm:

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Not great pictures I'm afraid. Sorry. Hopefully a general species identification can be made though.

No idea what she is... I should add she is smaller than the Crematogaster queens.

Thanks,

AntsOfOntario
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Re: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Post: # 46973Post AntsOfOntario
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 pm

Aphaenogaster sp.

MaxGen
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Re: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Post: # 46988Post MaxGen
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:51 pm

Could it be picea?

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Re: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Post: # 47972Post AntsOfOntario
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:44 pm

MaxGen wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Could it be picea?
Probably.
I just noticed you're from Toronto too, cool!!

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Re: Unknown Queen - Toronto - Aug 7 2018

Post: # 48008Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 am

You should wait until the worker phase before trying to identify Aphaenogaster. They are pretty tricky.
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