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nightxwolf88

new ant id

Post: # 8086Post nightxwolf88
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:36 pm

I'm not sure if this is a queen or some worker. Was found today at 545pm in Manlius ny. It is about 4mm and was found walking on the sidewalk. There were lots of active ants around idk if lasius or harvesters but she was out of place a bit larger than the small species around. Happened to find her on the same corner as the tetramorium queens I had found yesterday.
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Aaron567
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Re: new ant id

Post: # 8090Post Aaron567
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:47 pm

Can you see wing scars on her thorax? If so then she is a queen. She looks a lot like a queen
Keeper of:
Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Crematogaster sp.
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

nightxwolf88

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8091Post nightxwolf88
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:03 pm

Ya I think so I just don't kno what it looks like now

soldierjoe83

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8095Post soldierjoe83
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:02 pm

I think it's a queen. She is a lazarus. Only saying that cause I can see her legs and antenna are yellow. no worker ants I know of have that trait. I'd say I'm 98.9 percent sure. Nice catch btw

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PielikeDie
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Re: new ant id

Post: # 8101Post PielikeDie
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:31 am

Definitely a queen
Also known as K.u. :D
Singaporean :D
Hopefully Keeper of Tertamorium and Camponatus Maculatus. :D
Please help Id
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nightxwolf88

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8102Post nightxwolf88
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:34 am

soldierjoe83 wrote:I think it's a queen. She is a lazarus. Only saying that cause I can see her legs and antenna are yellow. no worker ants I know of have that trait. I'd say I'm 98.9 percent sure. Nice catch btw
Did you mean Lasius? Having trouble finding Lazarus onlone

soldierjoe83

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8109Post soldierjoe83
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:26 am

Ya sorry was tired :)

nightxwolf88

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8110Post nightxwolf88
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:24 am

soldierjoe83 wrote:Ya sorry was tired :)
Hey not a problem haha now just need to find out if it is a parasitic lasius or not

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Re: new ant id

Post: # 8135Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:47 am

This is Tapinoma sessile, which fly June and July in your region. Lasius umbratus and Lasius alienus are much larger.
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nightxwolf88

Re: new ant id

Post: # 8142Post nightxwolf88
Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:14 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:This is Tapinoma sessile, which fly June and July in your region. Lasius umbratus and Lasius alienus are much larger.
Thank you sir had kno idea I would have been tapinoma sessile. I have heard they are a polygynous species but will a sessile queen produce other queens for the colony growth like solenopsis molesta, or because I have only found the single queen should I expect a monogynous colony?

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