Worker ant identification

Help with identifying the species your ants

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KHaAnts
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Worker ant identification

Post: # 36353Post KHaAnts
Fri May 25, 2018 8:02 pm

Hey guys! I caught this ant earlier today because I haven't seen one in my area similar to it. It seems to be of a semi-claustral species and I was curious if anyone could identify it so that I could research and have better chances of catching a queen in the near future. Here are some images. The worker ant is about 6-7mm long and caught in the Charlotte, North Carolina area

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 36360Post Batspiderfish
Fri May 25, 2018 9:16 pm

Aphaenogaster sp.

Aphaenogaster are "fully" claustral -- the ones that aren't social parasites, at least.
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KHaAnts
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Re: Worker ant identification

Post: # 36469Post KHaAnts
Mon May 28, 2018 9:47 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Aphaenogaster sp.

Aphaenogaster are "fully" claustral -- the ones that aren't social parasites, at least.
Thank you Batspiderfish!!

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