3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12625Post Martialis
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:55 pm

AntLove5Ever wrote:No, she is WAY too big to be temnothorax

temno is 4mm max, she is over twice that size.
Lol! I'm officially stumped.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12628Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:28 pm

Notice one petiole node (disqualifying anything from the Myrmicinae subfamily) and the slender thorax, lacking wing scars (meaning she is a worker).
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12630Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:39 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:Notice one petiole node (disqualifying anything from the Myrmicinae subfamily) and the slender thorax, lacking wing scars (meaning she is a worker).
What species do you think? So I know what colony lives near me.

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12632Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:45 pm

I know what she is, but I want to give y'all a chance to practice your ID skills. She is a fairly common ant.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12634Post AceCadet
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:51 pm

Oh is she an Argentine Ant?
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2x Formica lasioides

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Camponotus vicinus

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12635Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:57 pm

AceCadet wrote:Oh is she an Argentine Ant?
Linepithema humile are only about 3mm long.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12636Post AceCadet
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:58 pm

Whopps sorey I totally spaced the sizing sorry.
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Camponotus vicinus

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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12637Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:59 pm

All of the North American Dolichoderinae workers are smaller than 6mm
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12639Post AceCadet
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:31 pm

Camponotus castaneus? Overall my original idea was Camponotus, I changed it to Argentine Ant because I saw an image that looked very familiar.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12640Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:33 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:I know what she is, but I want to give y'all a chance to practice your ID skills. She is a fairly common ant.

It is a camponotus I think, camponotus castaneus?

I started typing this prob at the same time antcadet did XD

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