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Ant Queen Identification Please

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:59 pm
by pcherold13
Hello, hoping to get a species identification if I can. I am fairly new to all of this so I don't really know what is needed, but I answered some basic questions that I found on a different forum. I think it is formica pallidefulva, but that is just from me doing a quick google image search of Kansas Ant Species.

1. Collected in Olathe, Kansas USA
2. Normal midwest suburban backyard habitat
3. Red, head slightly darker, gaster has striations on it, especially after receiving some honey
4. I don't have a measurement, but in one of the pictures there is a q-tip next to her for scale. I don't want to disturb them very much as they have laid a few eggs.

I have tried adding a couple of pictures below but they don't seem to actually upload. Here is a link to my post in the Facebook group though-> https://www.facebook.com/groups/789617761072255/permalink/2808407369193274/

Re: Ant Queen Identification Please

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:25 pm
by Hawkeye
pcherold13 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Hello, hoping to get a species identification if I can. I am fairly new to all of this so I don't really know what is needed, but I answered some basic questions that I found on a different forum. I think it is formica pallidefulva, but that is just from me doing a quick google image search of Kansas Ant Species.

1. Collected in Olathe, Kansas USA
2. Normal midwest suburban backyard habitat
3. Red, head slightly darker, gaster has striations on it, especially after receiving some honey
4. I don't have a measurement, but in one of the pictures there is a q-tip next to her for scale. I don't want to disturb them very much as they have laid a few eggs.

I have tried adding a couple of pictures below but they don't seem to actually upload. Here is a link to my post in the Facebook group though-> https://www.facebook.com/groups/789617761072255/permalink/2808407369193274/
Could you tell us how long she is? She looks like lasius to me, but I could be wrong

Re: Ant Queen Identification Please

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:54 am
by pcherold13
Hawkeye wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:25 pm

Could you tell us how long she is? She looks like lasius to me, but I could be wrong
Sorry about the delay, she is about 3/8" or 9.5 mm in length.