Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

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Carlevan2840
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Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

Post: # 62163Post Carlevan2840
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:03 pm

Hello! I need help identifying a queen ant I found the other day (August 3rd) in Northeast Florida...Jacksonville to be precise. It's much smaller than a Fire Ant queen (Solenopsis Invicta), maybe only 4mm long or so. It appears to be a dark, brownish red or brown....almost black I guess but not quite black. The grooves between the sections of the abdomen appear to be a yellowish color. I can try to answer any other questions that would help. Thanks! 😎

Hawkeye
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Re: Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

Post: # 63721Post Hawkeye
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:52 pm

Pictures would be helpful. Could she be a thief ant?

Carlevan2840
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Re: Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

Post: # 65142Post Carlevan2840
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:17 pm

Sorry it took a while to respond. I'm not great with computer technology. It frustrates me and took a while to figure how to get you a pic. Here is the best one I have. There's a minim (my only one so far) in the back. I can try to get one a little more clear of it'll help. Thanks!

https://imgur.com/gallery/qCYgDnu

LasiusSapien
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Re: Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

Post: # 65147Post LasiusSapien
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:14 pm

Carlevan2840 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:17 pm
Sorry it took a while to respond. I'm not great with computer technology. It frustrates me and took a while to figure how to get you a pic. Here is the best one I have. There's a minim (my only one so far) in the back. I can try to get one a little more clear of it'll help. Thanks!

https://imgur.com/gallery/qCYgDnu
looks like a lasius americanus formally known as lasius alienus
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

Carlevan2840
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Re: Queen ant found in Northeast Florida

Post: # 65170Post Carlevan2840
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:25 pm

Awesome! I was thinking Lasius Niger but I'm pretty new at this. Thanks!

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