Camponotus ?

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Catastrophe68
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Camponotus ?

Post: # 37314Post Catastrophe68
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Okay, So im not quite sure if this is a camponotus queen or not i found her with many others that look similar to her on June 2 in Lubbock tx. I need help identifying her to make sure that she is one and possibly a genus ? Tell me what you think here's the link to the pics she is 5mm long and has her first broad. http://imgur.com/gallery/rc3Zzw7

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37346Post DraxusPro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:32 am

This is a queen you can tell from the first and even better the second one I can’t tell you the genus or species but if you look at the first photo and look at the middle it’s not thin but wide and in the second one I can make out wing scars and like AntsCanada stated it has a big gaster and a plateau shaped middle
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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37347Post DraxusPro
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:34 am

Sry for the long explanation

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37348Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:59 am

If the measurement is accurate, that would make her Forelius pruinosus.
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Catastrophe68
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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37369Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:35 pm

Well i know she is a queen because she has her first broad and wing scars i already knew that. I was just needing the species. Ive been ant keeping for 2 years now but with black sugar ants .

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37370Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:39 pm

How did you come up with this batspiderfish?

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37373Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:02 pm

Okay sorry i measured completely wrong. She is 8 mm long or 5/16th of an inch

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37381Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm

If she's 8mm, then Dorymyrmex becomes a possibility, but that distinction would require better photographs.
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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37397Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:20 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
If she's 8mm, then Dorymyrmex becomes a possibility, but that distinction would require better photographs.
Okay so which genus would it be with the yellow strips on her gaster. Is there a specific focal point for the pictures so you can identify her better ?

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Re: Camponotus ?

Post: # 37400Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:28 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:56 pm
If she's 8mm, then Dorymyrmex becomes a possibility, but that distinction would require better photographs.
Here are more pics which probably don't help all that much because i don't have the best camera. http://imgur.com/gallery/o6gOX5e

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