Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

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CJPampers
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Location: Orland Park, Il

Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

Post: # 34214Post CJPampers
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:05 pm

I live in Orland Park in Illinois and just a few days ago i caught 4 queens, all with wings, But i can't figure out what ant species they are. Here are the images:
ImageImageImageImage Thanks for any help and tell me if you need something else!
Keeping:
Camponotus nearcticus (15 workers)
Crematogaster cerasi (3 workers)

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva x1
Lasius Niger x1
Unknown x4

CJPampers
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Re: Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

Post: # 34215Post CJPampers
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:58 pm

New and improved pictures:
Image ImageImageImage
Also i think she has 1 petiole node that looks like a spike as can be blurrily seen on the second and last photos.
Keeping:
Camponotus nearcticus (15 workers)
Crematogaster cerasi (3 workers)

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva x1
Lasius Niger x1
Unknown x4

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antnest8
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Re: Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

Post: # 34218Post antnest8
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:31 am

she kind of looks like camponotus species but, she does not look big enough
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

CJPampers
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Re: Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

Post: # 34224Post CJPampers
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:22 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:31 am
she kind of looks like camponotus species but, she does not look big enough
well the ruler is in cm so she would be around 15 mm
Keeping:
Camponotus nearcticus (15 workers)
Crematogaster cerasi (3 workers)

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva x1
Lasius Niger x1
Unknown x4

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antnest8
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Re: Queen Ant ID (Illinois)

Post: # 34226Post antnest8
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:42 pm

do you include antenna length for identifying cause i would say she is camponotus pennsylvanicus
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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