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Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:06 pm
by Hocept
She was found today in my pool, Dallas area, I say "she" lightly as it could very well be a tiny male. However, I am not sure what the species is and either way I would love to know!
The ant in question is 2-3mm in size, and nearly impossible to get a decent photo of RIP
Appears to be red and black.

Here are some of the "better" photos I got of her. If needed, I will try again and take some more, just let me know <3

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Re: Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:31 pm
by Batspiderfish
Can't even tell if it is a queen or male. Try putting a white sheet of paper underneath for a better view of its body shape. Good lighting also makes a big difference.

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:38 pm
by Hocept
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Here are some that might be better? :"D It is soo small lol

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:42 pm
by Batspiderfish
Thank you! Good work. Looks like a little Nylanderia male.

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:44 pm
by Hocept
No problem and thank you as well!
How long will those be having their nuptial flights? And are the queens much larger than him?

Re: Tiny ant ID needed

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:15 pm
by Batspiderfish
They'll be wrapping up at around July, with most of the flights occurring in May and June. The queens are a little smaller than Lasius, at around 5-7mm.