Queen ID needed in Maine

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Water4

Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30854Post Water4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:52 pm

Today I found this girl burrowed in the hard packed sand, under a staging plank that had been undisturbed for a couple months. She is around 10mm and light brown, almost yellowish in color. She had no eggs, but there were 3 other ants in similar burrows under the same lumber only inches away. They were smaller and all black.Image
See all the photos At:
https://goo.gl/photos/LXYoRqGG3r538ktW9

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 30860Post Phoenix
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 pm

Lasius Sp.
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Nathant
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Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30861Post Nathant
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:30 pm

Given it's light color, there's a good chance it's Lasius flavus or Lasius nearcticus.

Water4

Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30912Post Water4
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks for the ID! Any ideas about the 3 other ants in similar burrows under the same lumber only inches away. They were about half the size or less. Could they be related or just a coincidence? I will try to post a pic tonight.

Water4

Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30938Post Water4
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:21 pm

Here are the other 3 ants I found under the same plank just inches away in their own little burrows. They are about 7-8mm.
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More images can be seen at: https://goo.gl/photos/Bwynboji75FDDiFv5

Water4

Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30957Post Water4
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 am

See more photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/Bwynboji75FDDiFv5
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Re: Queen ID needed in Maine

Post: # 30992Post Perkdawg
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Water4 wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:34 am
See more photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/Bwynboji75FDDiFv5
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Pretty sure the 3 other queens are Aphaenogaster sp., likely Aphanogaster picea although they could also be Myrmica sp. It's hard for me to tell the difference between the two.

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