Super major or late queen?

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danglyearrings
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Super major or late queen?

Post: # 51486Post danglyearrings
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:48 am

Hello AC!

Just found this guy yesterday (cold rainy day in Western PA - 9/25). 13-15mm.

A little late for a Camponotus queen, no? I have a colony going from a queen I found in May of this year, same area.

Am I mistaking a super major for a queen??

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Thanks,

DE

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Super major or late queen?

Post: # 51490Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:02 am

Definitely a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus queen.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

danglyearrings
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Re: Super major or late queen?

Post: # 51492Post danglyearrings
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:16 am

Thanks. Is it strange that it's walking along a sidewalk in late Sept? I have a mated Camp. Penn. that I caught late spring...

Bierschneeman
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Re: Super major or late queen?

Post: # 51494Post Bierschneeman
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:20 pm

what i have on that, is they can fly from March-September.

but september flights are sparse and low population.
Founding:
3 Solenopsis I/X
5 Tapinoma sessile
1 Nylanderia terricola/vivulda

Colonies:
1 Brachymyrmex patagonicus
1 Pheidole soritis
1 Tapinoma sessile

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Super major or late queen?

Post: # 51498Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:46 pm

danglyearrings wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:16 am
Thanks. Is it strange that it's walking along a sidewalk in late Sept? I have a mated Camp. Penn. that I caught late spring...
It's rare to find queens of this species so late and they are usually unmated.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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