Queen identification please!

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QueenAmidala
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Queen identification please!

Post: # 51244Post QueenAmidala
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:47 pm

I found 2 queens in Mississauga, ON last Saturday. They were right next to each other on the edge of a parking lot (surrounded by trees).
The larger queen of the two queens (not pictured) I am very confident is a Lasius neoniger queen.
One queen only had 1 wing left and ripped it off after collection. This is the smaller queen. She is the one in the test tube setup in the pictures. I think the smaller queen looks sort of like a Lasius alienus, but they aren't from this side of the world (as far as I can tell from Google). She is certainly not a Lasius neoniger, being that she is much smaller, darker coloured, and smooth/shiny. I can't find any information for nuptial flights for any other species in this area. I'm stumped.
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QueenAmidala
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Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
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Re: Queen identification please!

Post: # 51357Post QueenAmidala
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 pm

Oh gee thanks everyone :? :cry:

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