Queen and worker I’d help

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Queen and worker I’d help

Post: # 65498Post advancedrescue
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:22 pm

Hey guys I’m trying to figure out what ant species I found. I found what I believe to be the queen, and of course plenty of workers. The possible queen, and alates have a brownish ring on their abdomen(gaster), as do some of the larger ants in the colony. The small workers have abdomens(gaster) resemble what I’ve found online like acrobatic ants. Also some of the small ant pointed their gaster up to sting like acrobatic ants do. Queen size is maybe 1/2 -3/4. Found in Memphis Tn area.


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Re: Queen and worker I’d help

Post: # 65507Post FrederickAnt
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:12 am

I believe there are the genus Solenopsis

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Re: Queen and worker I’d help

Post: # 65541Post SYUTEO
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 am

I guess its probably Temnothorax?
1 Odontomachus simillimus colony
2 Odontoponera queens
1 Camponotus parius colony
1 Camponotus sp colony
2 Camponotus irritans colonies
1 Myrmicaria carinata queen
Are you amazed? :D

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Re: Queen and worker I’d help

Post: # 65574Post wllzsec
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:37 pm

The last four pics seem to be workers of Solenopsis spp. (AKA Fire ants, red fire ants) and they do point their stingers up as well, as for the queen, the second picture doesn't seem to do much justice, but the first and the third seem to be a queen of Solenopsis spp. also red fire ant, and the size is okay also, I got a fire ant queen and the size is about the same. mine I got in late september, but it is rather slow... not a single worker yet, still almost close...

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