MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

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DrPants
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MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

Post: # 14132Post DrPants
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:43 pm

Caught at a porch light. I had thousands of Brachymrymex queens flying and caught this among them.

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Re: MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

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Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:04 pm

Looks like a male Lasius, although kinda big. Maybe from the claviger group?
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Re: MD 10/19/16 ~5mm

Post: # 14137Post DrPants
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:40 pm

That would make sense. I caught some Lasius claviger queens a couple days ago. The large head made me think queen, but the smaller gaster had me confused.

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