Ant species/queen identification

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Slashh
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Ant species/queen identification

Post: # 68484Post Slashh
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:11 pm

Hi guys,

can you please tell me the species in the picture? And also if the ones with the big gasters are queens (if not why are the gasters so large?).

Region: Portugal (Center)

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Thanks!

Lebenet
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Re: Ant species/queen identification

Post: # 68493Post Lebenet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:35 am

Plagiolepis sp. ?

And yes, the two big ones are queens.

Slashh
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Re: Ant species/queen identification

Post: # 68498Post Slashh
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:14 am

Lebenet wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:35 am
Plagiolepis sp. ?

And yes, the two big ones are queens.
Thanks! But shouldn't they be alone and looking for a nest? And are they fertilized? They didn't have wings

Lebenet
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Re: Ant species/queen identification

Post: # 68499Post Lebenet
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:45 am

This genus is polygynous, meaning they can have numerous mated queens in a single nest.

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