Ant Queen Identification In Salt Lake City Utah

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AntsUtah
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Location: Magna Utah

Ant Queen Identification In Salt Lake City Utah

Post: # 67349Post AntsUtah
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:40 pm

I found her in May and I have tried to identify her but her species evades me

She seems to like more humid areas and I am almost certain she is a Camponotus sp. based on her egg to larvae to pupae time and looks. Also her thorax doesn't seem to be a Formica sp.

https://imgur.com/a/sS12wpL

I might be able to get a higher quality photo but I don't have the best equipment for professional or very high quality photos.

AntsUtah
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Location: Magna Utah

Re: Ant Queen Identification In Salt Lake City Utah

Post: # 67351Post AntsUtah
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:11 pm

Forgot to add size, queen is 11mm and workers are 6mm

Good2Know15
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Re: Ant Queen Identification In Salt Lake City Utah

Post: # 67652Post Good2Know15
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:55 am

AntsUtah wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:40 pm
I found her in May and I have tried to identify her but her species evades me

She seems to like more humid areas and I am almost certain she is a Camponotus sp. based on her egg to larvae to pupae time and looks. Also her thorax doesn't seem to be a Formica sp.

https://imgur.com/a/sS12wpL

I might be able to get a higher quality photo but I don't have the best equipment for professional or very high quality photos.
Hi there,
Congratulations on your find! It's definitely a Camponotus sp queen, altough I can't really tell what species from the image. Anyway, good luck with them ;)
Keeper of:
14x Lasius niger
1x Lasius flavus
2x Lasius lasioides
1x Myrmica rubra
1x Messor barbarus
1x Messor wasmanni
3x Solenopsis fugax
1x Crematogaster scutellaris
1x Camponotus aethiops
1x Camponotus ligniperdus :lol:

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