NC ant Identification help.

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Vampiriev
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NC ant Identification help.

Post: # 29056Post Vampiriev
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:38 pm

So I found this queen today Image
Length is 1.03mm? Sorry bad at conversions it was one line past 3/8 inch with a ruler that has cm and inchs on the same side.

Any help would be great thanks!

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Post: # 29060Post Nj6000
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:11 pm

It looks sort of like camponotus pensylvanicus .

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Re: NC ant Identification help.

Post: # 29061Post Aquaexploder
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Also looks like formica. Side pictures?
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Post: # 29066Post Vampiriev
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:44 pm

Side Picture.Image I cant get a cleaner shot sorry. Idk if this helps anything but she does have some green on her abdomen that you cant see in this picture.

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Re: NC ant Identification help.

Post: # 29098Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:41 pm

Either Formica subsericea or possibly F. argentea, depending on how long the antennal scapes are in relation to the length of the head (excluding mandibles). Formica subsericea has scapes which are longer than the length of the head.
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Re: NC ant Identification help.

Post: # 29131Post Vampiriev
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:27 pm

Thank you all! I think it is the Formica subsericea I looked at some workers of that species were I found the queen.

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