[Brazil -Sao Paulo] 2 Queens

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Johnfer
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[Brazil -Sao Paulo] 2 Queens

Post: # 52951Post Johnfer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:25 pm

Hello everyone,

I need help to identify two queens. Both were caught recently. One of them already removed her wings.
The first one is small, with the size of a few mm, about 5-6 mm.

The second one is bigger, about 1,5 cm. She was still with a drone. She is beautiful (IMO :lol: ). What I found interesting is that her antennae and mandibles are very small.

Queen 1

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Queen 2

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The drone:

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Thanks in advance! And sorry for the bad macro, I need better lenses.

Johnfer
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Re: [Brazil -Sao Paulo] 2 Queens

Post: # 53545Post Johnfer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:07 am

Update: both queens have laid eggs. However, I still don't know which species they belong.

Some pictures below. The smaller queen is attending her eggs, but the bigger is just ignoring them.
She stays at the cotton trying to escape. Is there a possibility that she is semi-claustral?

Thanks

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Alexander
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Re: [Brazil -Sao Paulo] 2 Queens

Post: # 54045Post Alexander
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:14 am

A primeira mais pequena e solenopsis mas a segunda n da para identificar as fotografias estão péssimas...
Keeper of:
Lasius niger
Messor barbarus
Campanotus Barbaricus
Pheidole Palidula
Tetramorium Caespitum
Campanotus Vagus
Tapinoma sp
Messor aciculatus
Messor lusitanicus

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