Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

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faftdo
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Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 59417Post faftdo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm

Hello, I need help identifying this queen ant. It was caught 19th October 2018 in Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal. The first worker just born this June 7 2019. This picture was taken the day I caught her (I hope the quality is good enough ...) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZqPB7lGyvz_itDHbS9RPAcO0lkHuB4J/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 59806Post faftdo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:58 am

This photo
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A1yRUXgM5P2qI8HColMX4zzkS7omJ1Fg/view?usp=sharing
might help!
Also some offspring
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A-J9oGuNcq88BrgwMhseeGDg6ej0hlHh/view?usp=sharing
Thanks!



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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 60631Post faftdo
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:16 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Could it be Camponotus ruber?
Many thanks, it looks like it. When I was searching for a species, I initially thought it was a Messor barbarus due to its red head, but I have null experience with this. However, after your answer I looked with a different eye to my photos and it´s not only the head that is red...And effectively this queen resembles very nicely to Camponotus ruber. In order to be sure about it, what should I look for? Can you help me? Many thanks.

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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 60632Post Hawkeye
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:53 pm

faftdo wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Could it be Camponotus ruber?
Many thanks, it looks like it. When I was searching for a species, I initially thought it was a Messor barbarus due to its red head, but I have null experience with this. However, after your answer, I looked with a different eye to my photos and it´s not only the head that is red...And effectively this queen resembles very nicely to Camponotus ruber. In order to be sure about it, what should I look for? Can you help me? Many thanks.
Glad I could offer some assistance. Well, I'd say try to study your queen more closely and compare it to the pictures and the description of the species.
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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 60633Post Hawkeye
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm

faftdo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Hello, I need help identifying this queen ant. It was caught 19th October 2018 in Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal. The first worker just born this June 7 2019. This picture was taken the day I caught her (I hope the quality is good enough ...) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZqPB7lGyvz_itDHbS9RPAcO0lkHuB4J/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for any help.
Wait a minute... Did you actually start the post with a description of the length of your queen being 10mm? If that is the case she isn't really big enough to be a carpenter ant...

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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 60825Post faftdo
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:37 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm
faftdo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Hello, I need help identifying this queen ant. It was caught 19th October 2018 in Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal. The first worker just born this June 7 2019. This picture was taken the day I caught her (I hope the quality is good enough ...) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZqPB7lGyvz_itDHbS9RPAcO0lkHuB4J/view?usp=sharing

Thanks for any help.
Wait a minute... Did you actually start the post with a description of the length of your queen being 10mm? If that is the case she isn't really big enough to be a carpenter ant...
Yes, it is around 10 mm. Maybe it would be easy to find the species looking at the worker. I already have 7 workers. I´ll try to get a good enough photo of one of them.

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Re: Lisbon_Telheiras_Portugal_20181019_10mm Queen ant identification help

Post: # 60827Post Hawkeye
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:25 pm

Nah the Queen is good, I just went by the colorscheme thinking she was a Camponotus. Didn't pay enough attention

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