Help with identifying the species your ants
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I’m new to ant keeping and I was working outside and saw what I originally thought might be a queen. Now I’m not so sure. I live in central Mississippi and I found this ant crawling in a drive way near the house and a wooded area. It had just rained a day prior (June 16th), so it was pretty humid. I know the ant looks like Solenopsis molesta or Monomorium pharaonis, but like I said I’m new it could be anything. The ant seems too large (if I measured correctly almost 8mm (see photo))to be a regular worker ant, but it doesn’t have the enlarged thorax like Solenopsis invicta which is the only ant I’m slightly familiar with. Even though I don’t think it’s a queen at this point, I’d still like help IDing for future reference.
I think it's tawny or raspberry crazy ant....might be a super major worker
Camponotus castaneus median worker.
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