ID Help Pls FL

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SuperChampF350
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ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55789Post SuperChampF350
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAD5RTALLPbgHBvy6
About 9-10 Millimeters, sorry about the bad images I can't get them better.

Found on 2/5/19 at around 4:30 PM in Land O Lakes florida in an area with a big sidewalk with two decent size strips of grass, close to houses found on the sidewalk while the images don't show it her head and gaster are a faint red, she isn't moving too much, i found two of them, no big colonies in sight, both of them have no wings.

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55803Post SuperChampF350
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:18 pm

SuperChampF350 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:14 pm
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YAD5RTALLPbgHBvy6
About 9-10 Millimeters, sorry about the bad images I can't get them better.

Found on 2/5/19 at around 4:30 PM in Land O Lakes florida in an area with a big sidewalk with two decent size strips of grass, close to houses found on the sidewalk while the images don't show it her head and gaster are a faint red, she isn't moving too much, i found two of them, no big colonies in sight, both of them have no wings and they so like the dryer side of the test tube.

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55823Post shaky33
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm

I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
- Rhytidoponera metallica
- Camponotus consobrinus x2
- Anonychomryma sp.
- Nylanderia sp.
- Melaphorus sp.
- Camponotus cairns
- Crematogaster sp.
- Colobopsis sp.
- Myrmecia nigrocinta
- Iridomyrmex purpureus
- Camponotus eastwoodi

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55824Post SuperChampF350
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:57 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Thanks, I saw her cleaning (one of) her gaster so !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I searched up Melaphorus and they both looks sort of like one of them

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55834Post SuperChampF350
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Wait, but Melaphorus is an Australian genus, is there any genuses that are similar to Melaphorus

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55837Post SuperChampF350
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:31 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Looking closer it may be a Formica archboldi queen due to distribution, color and the size, also that the legs are in the same place (just under the mesosoma

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55838Post SuperChampF350
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:57 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Sorry, spam, I know, but it’s between solenopsis, Formica, and tetramoriom

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55840Post shaky33
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 pm

SuperChampF350 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Wait, but Melaphorus is an Australian genus, is there any genuses that are similar to Melaphorus
Whoops! My bad! Guess I gotta brush up on my North American species. Thanks for pointing that out!
- Rhytidoponera metallica
- Camponotus consobrinus x2
- Anonychomryma sp.
- Nylanderia sp.
- Melaphorus sp.
- Camponotus cairns
- Crematogaster sp.
- Colobopsis sp.
- Myrmecia nigrocinta
- Iridomyrmex purpureus
- Camponotus eastwoodi

SuperChampF350
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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55933Post SuperChampF350
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:52 pm

shaky33 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 pm
SuperChampF350 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:14 pm
shaky33 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:03 pm
I'm thinking Melaphorus sp.. Would 100% need better photos for a more accurate identification but that's what I reckon.
Wait, but Melaphorus is an Australian genus, is there any genuses that are similar to Melaphorus
Whoops! My bad! Guess I gotta brush up on my North American species. Thanks for pointing that out!
Sorry for the trouble, the queen died.

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Re: ID Help Pls FL

Post: # 55963Post 123LordOfAnts123
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:37 am

Just your everyday Solenopsis invicta queen.

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