Please help me id the girl.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Please help me id the girl.

Post: # 56371Post AdmiralRum
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:14 pm

Found in Houston TX at 1200pm on March 11. Believed to be a young queen recently mated as her wings are gone and her middle section matches the typical appearance of a queen.
She is about 8mm long


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Re: Please help me id the girl.

Post: # 56483Post DontSquishTheAnt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:00 am

Myrmicini, I think. Not sure which species or even genus, though, I'll have to get back to you on that. Solenopsis invicta is also an option, but the proportions seem a bit off to me.
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Re: Please help me id the girl.

Post: # 56579Post ThePoolGuy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:17 am

I’m pretty new to ants but Since your in Texas it might be Solenopsis xyloni? The size seems to be right

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