Backyard Searching/male tetramorium?

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Backyard Searching/male tetramorium?

Post: # 37388Post NYAnts11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:42 pm

I have a fairly large back yard, about the size of a football field and its surrounded by dense hard woods that has a swamp about 30yrds deep into it, and the soil is made up of mostly clay or sand.

The last week I've been extensively searching the area, ive observed 3 different species of ant and only was able to photograph 2 and ID one. Which is tetramorium, being the most popular here in the backyard. Consuming almost every inch of the lands.

Just recently at approx. 6pm I found, some what look to be, male, tetramorium. I'm still learning and I havent fully convinced myself they are indeed males, though they were seen around the tetramorium dirt mounds, but only around the ones outback and not around the ones near the front sidewalk. Color is a little different but they seemed grounded and i dont trust my colorvision as I'm mostly brown and green color blind.

Here is a video of what I think is the males. To include what i think is a camponotus worker.

MALE TETRAMORIUM OR SOME OTHER INSECT
https://youtu.be/k3VKn_sMphI

CAMPONOTUS?
https://youtu.be/VniQmAvu95o

Thanks for all the help community.

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Re: Backyard Searching/male tetramorium?

Post: # 37398Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:20 pm

I would go with photographs. They're much, much more useful for ID.
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Re: Backyard Searching/male tetramorium?

Post: # 37576Post NYAnts11
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:44 am

batspiderfish heres a link to a post where there's a photo of the species I was talking about. I took your advice and made a photobucket account so I could use photo's instead.

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6220&p=37565#p37565

Thanks again, you're always great help!

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