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Help with identifying the species your ants

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Post: # 12778Post jonnieboi05
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Hello!

Brand new to this forum. I need help with this "ant"; I am unsure if it is a queen or an impersonator of an ant. :mrgreen:

It's extremely small... Probably the length of a small pea and as thin as a toothpick. Here are the pictures.... I hope this helps! :|



https://www.dropbox.com/s/qonekxhqpl55d ... 1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/merux41wajg8x ... 8.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/voumvbaln574u ... 1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/unq2ht4ezmtex ... 0.png?dl=0

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Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:58 pm

jonnieboi05 wrote:Hello!

Brand new to this forum. I need help with this "ant"; I am unsure if it is a queen or an impersonator of an ant. :mrgreen:

It's extremely small... Probably the length of a small pea and as thin as a toothpick. Here are the pictures.... I hope this helps! :|



https://www.dropbox.com/s/qonekxhqpl55d ... 1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/merux41wajg8x ... 8.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/voumvbaln574u ... 1.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/unq2ht4ezmtex ... 0.png?dl=0
Ponera sp., I believe.
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Post: # 12780Post jonnieboi05
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:19 pm

After observing it for the last 30 minutes... I don't think this is even an ant, actually. I think it's one of those species that looks very similar to one, but isn't. If that makes sense. Its eyes look nothing like an ant's eyes and nor do its antennas looks like an ant's antennas. Oh, and its abdomen has like 5 segments vs 3-4. :\

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Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:20 pm

jonnieboi05 wrote:After observing it for the last 30 minutes... I don't think this is even an ant, actually. I think it's one of those species that looks very similar to one, but isn't. If that makes sense. Its eyes look nothing like an ant's eyes and nor do its antennas looks like an ant's antennas. Oh, and its abdomen has like 5 segments vs 3-4. :\
Hm. Try to get a second opinion before you release her.
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Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:03 pm

Looks like a bee of some sort.
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Post: # 12789Post Martialis
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:20 pm

Now that I look back on it, it does.
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Post: # 12865Post jonnieboi05
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:54 pm

So, it's concluded that this is not an ant?

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Post: # 12866Post larynx
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:28 pm

Not an ant. Possibly a bee of sorts.
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