TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

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MaxGen
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TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

Post: # 27659Post MaxGen
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:03 pm

I just caught the smallest queen I have ever seen. It's about half the size of a tetramorium queen. It is approx 4 - 5mm

Caught in Toronto on August 1

Can someone identify it? It was hard to get a macro shot as it is so small and quite active.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

Post: # 27660Post Batspiderfish
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 pm

Solenopsis molesta
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ACaseoftheMondays
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Re: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

Post: # 27664Post ACaseoftheMondays
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:34 pm

Agree with Solenopsis Molesta. Congratulations on the queen of thieves.
Founding:
Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis
Solenopsis Molesta
Formica Argentea
Lasius Flavus
Colonies:
Tetramorium sp.E

MaxGen
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Re: TINY unknown queen - half the size of Tetramorium queen

Post: # 27670Post MaxGen
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:44 pm

This is pretty cool. I didn't know they were in Toronto. I've been quite lucky this year so far.

Thanks guys.

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