Need help with ID of queen ants

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Shnicnick
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Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27163Post Shnicnick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:03 am

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Can someone please help me get an ID on what species this is? The queens length is 16mm, she was caught in McCall Idaho on Memorial Day weekend, thanks for the help!

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

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Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 am

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27196Post Shnicnick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:40 pm

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Here is the image from Imgur

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Re: ID Request

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:39 am

Camponotus Sp.
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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:36 am

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27330Post Shnicnick
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 am

Can anyone give me the exact species? I knew that it was camponotus I just need the subspecies.

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27568Post Dandroid
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:16 pm

Is it like, a faux pas around here to request for genus and species? I can figure out the genus of most ants I find now, species not so much, and every time I post a request for speciation, there isn't a single reply that comes afterwords.

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27633Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:09 pm

This is just a complete guess but It might be a Camponotus vagus . Here is a picture of a camponotus Vagus . https://goo.gl/images/j61EeT

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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27637Post Batspiderfish
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Dandroid wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:16 pm
Is it like, a faux pas around here to request for genus and species? I can figure out the genus of most ants I find now, species not so much, and every time I post a request for speciation, there isn't a single reply that comes afterwords.
The way taxonomy works out, you identify from larger, general classifications down to the more specific, genus and species-level. If somebody gives you Camponotus sp., it means that there are no details to work on which would confirm its identity down to the species. It's better to have a vague idea of what an ant is than an incorrect one. There are three large, dark Camponotus spp. which this might be.

If the OP wants to provide more, better-lit photographs, then we might have a better idea.
Nj6000 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:09 pm
This is just a complete guess but It might be a Camponotus vagus . Here is a picture of a camponotus Vagus . https://goo.gl/images/j61EeT
Camponotus vagus is a Eurasian species.
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Re: Need help with ID of queen ants

Post: # 27639Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:29 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Dandroid wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:16 pm
Is it like, a faux pas around here to request for genus and species? I can figure out the genus of most ants I find now, species not so much, and every time I post a request for speciation, there isn't a single reply that comes afterwords.
The way taxonomy works out, you identify as specifically as possible. If somebody gives you Camponotus sp., it means that there are no details to work on which would confirm its identity down to the species. It's better to have a vague idea of what an ant is than an incorrect one. There are three large, dark Camponotus spp. which this might be.

If the OP wants to provide more, better-lit photographs, then we might have a better idea.
Nj6000 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:09 pm
This is just a complete guess but It might be a Camponotus vagus . Here is a picture of a camponotus Vagus . https://goo.gl/images/j61EeT
Camponotus vagus is a Eurasian species.
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