Toronto Canada, July 4 - Camponotus

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MaxGen
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Toronto Canada, July 4 - Camponotus

Post: # 24417Post MaxGen
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:57 pm

I think this is a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus, correct?

She seems to be 20mm/2cm

Caught her July 4th. She bounced off my leg and landed on my shoe. Even though she still had her wings, I took a chance an put her in a tube. Just checked on her today and it looks promising. She shed her wings and I can see several eggs.

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1sttimeantfarm

Re: Toronto Canada, July 4 - Camponotus

Post: # 24443Post 1sttimeantfarm
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:40 am

Beautiful girl. No expert but probably or Camponotus Herculeus. (based on similar queens caught in Ottawa I asked ID's for) I apologize if I misspelled.

MaxGen
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Re: Toronto Canada, July 4 - Camponotus

Post: # 24446Post MaxGen
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:34 am

I was wondering about Herculeanus as well, trying to decide if that is red I am seeing. Considering buying a better camera... :)

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Re: Toronto Canada, July 4 - Camponotus

Post: # 24449Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:05 am

I agree with C. pennsylvanicus.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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