Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Geffbro
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Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

Post: # 24085Post Geffbro
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:24 am

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mm ticks on ruler so non antenna body length is 9mm

unique aspect is one of the middle of the 3 bands on the gaster (appears slightly greyer in photo as if its light reflection, but isnt!) is actually see-through.

First ID post, if you would like me to take different angles, let me know!

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Re: Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

Post: # 24087Post JackPayne
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:18 am

I'd say Formica, but I'd wait for a second response :D
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Re: Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

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Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:43 am

Thank you for posting images AND measurements correctly! Formica sp.
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Re: Vancouver, BC, July 6 ID

Post: # 24108Post Batspiderfish
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:31 pm

If you get photographs from more angles (head and profile) and which aren't underexposed (the black queen needs to be bright enough so that we can see the patches of fine hair on her gaster), we might be able to ID to the species.
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