Queen Ant Identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Antmanboy
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Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Location: Converse,Texas,United States

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 67602Post Antmanboy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:06 pm

Ok she's about 6-8 mm long she is totally stumping me with identifying her
Queen Bubblehead our Queen harvester ant

Will purchase a carpenter ant colony soon

Good2Know15
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Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:13 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 67643Post Good2Know15
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:05 am

Antmanboy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:50 pm
Can you help with my queen caught her February 2nd 2020 she's pretty small what throwing me off is that I caught her it Texas at the end of winter has a stinger and was wandering in my driveway I would appreciate the help p.s hasn't laid eggs yet possibly do to stress and the fact that it's still winter.https://drive.google.com/file/d/13JE6bZm_c_N3OJmghGS6OOn0ekUkAje8/view?usp=drivesdk copy and paste this link into the search bar (if your on phone press down on it highlight it select copy and then paste) :) hopeful keeper of whatever her species is
Hi there,
Congratulations on your find! You said that she's about 7 mm long and has a stinger, which tells me that it might be some kind of Crematogaster sp. queen although the picture is very blurry. Try taking a picture from above as well as from the side (and maybe from a bit much further away). Also, Crematogaster tend to fly in late autumn sometimes, altough I wouldn't be surprised if they flew in winter too, because of the high temperatures (climate change). Anyway, if it isn't Crematogaster then you can always make another post. Good luck ;)
Also known as Ants_Netherlands16

Keeper of:
Lasius niger, flavus, lasioides
Myrmica sp.
Messor barbarus & Messor sp.
Crematogaster scutellaris
Camponotus aethiops, ligniperdus
Solenopsis fugax
Temnothorax nylanderi :D

TorranWestfall
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Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:39 am
Location: Madison ohio

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 67683Post TorranWestfall
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:59 am

I caught what I think is a queen ant have her in a test tube setup right now if someone can identify and tell me if she is a queen or not that would be helpful. I caught her today 2/24/20 in ohio so I'm thinking it's a winter ant but I'm not sure lol. Its hard to get a length on her cause she wont sit still for 1 second but she's roughly 4-6mm in length. I do have an ok picture of her but I dont have to best camera. I dont know how to put a picture on here someone please help with that as well. Thank you.

JonGarland
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Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68389Post JonGarland
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm

Could anyone help identify this queen. My daughter caught her last September in New Hampshire, and the ant started laying eggs sometime in the last week of February. She's about 12 mm long (1/2 inch). Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

JonGarland
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Location: New Hampshire

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68396Post JonGarland
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:37 am

JonGarland wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Could anyone help identify this queen. My daughter caught her last September in New Hampshire, and the ant started laying eggs sometime in the last week of February. She's about 12 mm long (1/2 inch). Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
Sorry here are the photos.

Image
https://i.imgur.com/QCnNg0i.jpg

JonGarland
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Location: New Hampshire

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68400Post JonGarland
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:51 pm

Lebenet wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am
Lasius sp., I guess.
Amazing thank you for the help.

NZsayde666
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Location: Marton, New Zealand

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68418Post NZsayde666
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:25 pm

phoenixmastm wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm
8mm at most, red & black with a red fading to black gaster
What's throwing me off is that she has a squarish head.
Perhaps it could be a Pheidole megacephala (Big-headed Ant)
Or even better a Solenopsis invicta (Fire Ant)! :D

NZsayde666
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Location: Marton, New Zealand

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68419Post NZsayde666
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm

phoenixmastm wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm
Jumping in as well, caught a queen in my room. All I know is that it does NOT look like a Solenopsis genera.

Forgive the crap pic, only have the cam on my smartphone and she isn't very big (8mm at most, red & black with a red fading to black gaster).

What's throwing me off is that she has a squarish head.

https://s8.postimg.cc/god9o94id/20180616_221459.jpg
Is she super hard out scarlet colour or brownish bronze-red

NZsayde666
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Location: Marton, New Zealand

Re: Queen Ant Identification

Post: # 68420Post NZsayde666
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:31 pm

NZsayde666 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:30 pm
phoenixmastm wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm
Jumping in as well, caught a queen in my room. All I know is that it does NOT look like a Solenopsis genera.

Forgive the crap pic, only have the cam on my smartphone and she isn't very big (8mm at most, red & black with a red fading to black gaster).

What's throwing me off is that she has a squarish head.

https://s8.postimg.cc/god9o94id/20180616_221459.jpg
Is she super hard out scarlet colour or brownish bronze-red
And is her head big? :?:

stewiembee
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Joined: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Location: Michigan

Queen found in Michigan April 4th, 2020

Post: # 68693Post stewiembee
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:23 pm

Can someone please identify this queen. It was found in my garden starting it's nest. Thanks! It still has its wings, is that ok? Sorry for the low quality picture. Can you tell i'm new to this hobby?
https://imgur.com/a/3m29v64
Picture ^

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