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: # 12641Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:59 pm

Yup! You got it right! :D
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12642Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:10 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:Yup! You got it right! :D

As a prize I hope I will find a queen XD

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

Post: # 12645Post AnthonyP163
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:21 pm

Dude, not Flavus. That's for sure.

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

Post: # 12656Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:47 pm

AnthonyP163 wrote:Dude, not Flavus. That's for sure.
They narrowed it down to Camponotus castaneus.
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Re: 3/8 inch (9.5mm) Ant In VA 9/29

Post: # 12966Post Canadiananter
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:37 pm

I think this could be americanus because of the dark head

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

Post: # 12977Post Batspiderfish
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:29 pm

Canadiananter wrote:I think this could be americanus because of the dark head
I'm not talking keys here, but every C. americanus seems to have a head so dark that the eyes aren't distinct in coloration. C. castaneus can have a slightly darker head, but you can see the eyes.
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