Kentucky Queen Identification

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LexingtonAntHunter
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Location: Lexington, KY

Kentucky Queen Identification

Post: # 35904Post LexingtonAntHunter
Sun May 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Hello everyone! I was hoping you all might be able to help ID two queens that I found recently.

As stated in the title, I am located in Kentucky, USA. This first queen was found on May 10 inside of a decaying log.
She is approximately 11 mm in length, and the most notable thing about her is the yellow and black stripes on her gaster.
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The second queen I found in my house today (May 13), hanging out on the bathroom door. She is a little smaller, about 9 mm long. She is dark red in coloration with a black gaster.

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Any and all help is appreciated, thank you in advance for your time and effort!

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BleedingRaindrops
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Location: California

Re: Kentucky Queen Identification

Post: # 35906Post BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 13, 2018 5:41 pm

Can't see the photos. You may need to modify your photobucket account.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

LexingtonAntHunter
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Location: Lexington, KY

Re: Kentucky Queen Identification

Post: # 35907Post LexingtonAntHunter
Sun May 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Sorry about that! Didn't realize photo bucket disabled free 3rd party hosting.

Let's try this again:

Queen #1

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Queen #2

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BleedingRaindrops
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Re: Kentucky Queen Identification

Post: # 35908Post BleedingRaindrops
Sun May 13, 2018 6:28 pm

First Queen is definitely Camponotus, but I don't have a key for the species.

Second Queen is most likely Camponotus but I'm having difficulty identifying certain features on the head.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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