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Worker ID Columbia SC

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:15 pm
by arroavantho
Went for a walk today down by the river, they have a concrete walkway that goes through the woods. I did see some Solenopsis and Camponotus ants along the trail, but I saw tons and tons of this kind of black ant that I want identified. I'm not sure what it is... I figured Tetramorium at first but now I'm not so sure. I'd like to find out because they were so ubiquitous along the whole length of the trail, and I'd like to be able to differentiate this from other similarly-sized species.

If it helps, the trail itself is located between a large river and a wastewater treatment plant.

My pictures are of the worker in a dirty, cheap plastic test tube that I bought from Hobby Lobby, so they're not that great. I have the worker in the freezer right now so that I can get some better images if needed.

https://imgur.com/a/QEoXl

Re: Worker ID Columbia SC

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:07 pm
by Batspiderfish
Better pictures would be helpful, since these are pretty blurry. I'm guessing either Camponotus or Brachyponera.

Re: Worker ID Columbia SC

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:01 pm
by PTasker15
I Think Cryptopone.Notice It Stubbed Head?