New Mexico IDs

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StormDancer
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New Mexico IDs

Post: # 38397Post StormDancer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:26 pm

I apologize for the poor image quality. These queens were found in southeastern New Mexico just a few days ago. They are small. The first queen is reddish orange in color with clubs on the end of her antenne. The second queen is brown to almost white. Also very tiny.

1st Queen
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2nd Queen
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Re: New Mexico IDs

Post: # 38399Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Solenopsis sp. (most likely S. xyloni, but we would need a very close photo of the mouth-area to be sure)

Forelius sp.
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Re: New Mexico IDs

Post: # 38401Post StormDancer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:36 pm

Interesting indeed. Both are fully clautral?
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Re: New Mexico IDs

Post: # 38403Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:46 pm

StormDancer wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:36 pm
Interesting indeed. Both are fully clautral?
Yup!
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: New Mexico IDs

Post: # 38405Post StormDancer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:48 pm

Awesome! So much less complicated than the harvester ants I normally find. They'll be flying soon too.
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