Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

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Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

Post: # 21937Post skyfreeman
Sun May 28, 2017 3:17 pm

http://imgur.com/a/ZGOS3

She is about 7mm long, caught here while she was making her cloistral chamber under a rock. Caught her on the 18th near Williams Lake, in the interior of BC Canada.

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Re: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

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Sun May 28, 2017 3:53 pm

Can you get a picture from the side? I feel that may be more helpful in her identification.
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Re: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:07 pm

That looks an awful lot like Lasius Neoniger to me, but I'm still fairly new here.
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Re: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 pm

Saeyoung wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:07 pm
That looks an awful lot like Lasius Neoniger to me, but I'm still fairly new here.
No way to really tell without a picture from the side. It's pretty unlikely you'll find those in June.
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:09 pm

Looks like Camponotus to me.
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Re: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

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Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:16 pm

Not at 7mm.
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Re: Williams Lake, BC, Canada. May 28th 2017 Identification of "Golden Queen"

Post: # 22242Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Do you mean you found her digging a nest entrance? Or that she was just in a claustral cell under a rock?
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