3 different species upstate ny

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3 different species upstate ny

Post: # 38006Post NYAnts11
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:30 am

I found these guys crawling all over clovers in search of aphids and dew from the morning. Im uncertain if they are tetramorium because their color is different from the second photo in which im certain the 2nd photo is tetramorium. Im thinking the first photo is lasius. But im not sure.

Also do both tetramorium and lasius tend aphids?

Also the last photo is that camponotus. Its the largest species of ant ive seen yet in my area.

Lasius?
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6 inches away in a mound, tetramorium?
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Camponotus? It was very large.
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Thanks for the help guys and gals.
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: 3 different species upstate ny

Post: # 38030Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm

Prenolepis imparis, Lasius sp., and Camponotus pennsylvanicus.
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Re: 3 different species upstate ny

Post: # 38070Post NYAnts11
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Thanks for the help. Exciting to see all the different species im observing so close by. And actually learning who is who and what is what. Great community here.
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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