Light brown almost pale Lasius queens.

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Hunter36o
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Light brown almost pale Lasius queens.

Post: # 60226Post Hunter36o
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am

Okay sadly I don't have a picture but maybe someone can point me in the right direction.
I just spotting a Laius nest that is getting ready for flight season and I noted all the female alates were a very light almost pale brown. They moved fast and we're going in and out of the open do I do not think they are freaking eclosed queens.

Could someone let me know of a possible Lasius species matching this description? The workers are black like Lasius Niger but I know a few different Lasius species can be mistaken as l. Niger at first glance of the workers??
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Re: Light brown almost pale Lasius queens.

Post: # 60243Post noahmk12
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:29 pm

Catching- Lasius niger.
Keeping- none.

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ClashOwenBash
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Re: Light brown almost pale Lasius queens.

Post: # 60868Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:45 pm

I think you've come across some alates which have just eclosed from their pupae (cocoons) and so their exoskeleton is still hardening and therefore is a lighter colour. So I would say still Lasius Niger.
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