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Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
by MaxGen
Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger.

Caught in Toronto on Sept 14
Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine
Length: 8mm

Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety.

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Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:48 pm
by AntsOntario
MaxGen wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger.

Caught in Toronto on Sept 14
Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine
Length: 8mm

Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety.

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Yup! That's crematogaster for sure. They've been everywhere in the GTA recently. :D

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:21 pm
by Batspiderfish
Crematogaster lineolata, based on the hairiness of the mesosoma.

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am
by MaxGen
It's too bad there is no reputation system. Thanks for the responses as always.

Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:18 am
by Batspiderfish
I would appreciate more pictures of the profile of her thorax, just to be sure. :)

C. cerasi has hairs on there too, but way fewer, and in a specific pattern.