Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

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protoverse
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Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

Post: # 35425Post protoverse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:52 pm

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There are two Camponotus colonies that I need help to ID. They are labelled ID Subject A and ID Subject B.

Subject A, I caught this winged queen ant roaming around nearby. Their colony is under a mound of sticks and twigs.

Subject B, the colony is under a log placed at the fork of the paved pathway in the park in which behind is a storm drain.

protoverse
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Re: Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

Post: # 35437Post protoverse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:48 pm

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It's workers look pretty much all the same.
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protoverse
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Re: Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

Post: # 35442Post protoverse
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:03 pm

Locality: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (GPS Location: 49.177217, -122.745623)
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/49%C2%B010%2738.0%22N+122%C2%B044%2744.2%22W/@49.177217,-122.7478117,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d49.177217!4d-122.745623

Date Caught: 2018-04-23
Length: 165 mm

Delphie
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Re: Need help to ID this specific Camponotus

Post: # 35453Post Delphie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:50 am

For your area, subject B could be C. herculeanus. Subject A, because of the behaviour in the pile of sticks and twigs seem more likely to be Formica obscuripes, Western thatching ants. The queen is definitely Camponotus, but may not be mated. It is early, even in Surrey for Camponotus nuptial flights. A measurement of the queen could be useful, and which colony was she near. My C. laevigatus queen is similar, with bi-coloured workers, but she is a smaller species of Campy.

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