Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

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SamuelMamuel
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Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

Post: # 62618Post SamuelMamuel
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:53 pm

Found this queen in Woodburn, Oregon on August 2nd. She is around 1cm. Found her walking around a parking lot. She crawled into a drain before I could get her, and then crawled back out a bit later. She has a little pile of eggs. ID please.

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--Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Hawkeye
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Re: Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

Post: # 62626Post Hawkeye
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:21 am

Lasius?

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Re: Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

Post: # 62718Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:16 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:21 am
Lasius?
We were actually thinking she might be a species of Formica. Can anyone help with this ID?
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--Tetramorium Caespitum
--Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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SamuelMamuel
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Re: Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

Post: # 62723Post SamuelMamuel
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:01 pm

We have some better photos.
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LasiusSapien
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Re: Ant Queen ID, Oregon, Lasius?

Post: # 62785Post LasiusSapien
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:18 am

i think that might be a Formica fusca queen but its hard to tell fusca queen should be around 12mm and lasius like niger should be around 9mm
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

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