Can someone identify this queen?

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Can someone identify this queen?

Post: # 41087Post LeaveMarim
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:11 am

Hij everyone, this morning I found this queen ant. I am in France at Lac de la Raviege (South of France). I'm not sure which specie it is, so if someone could lead me into the right direction or tell me which one it is..

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Re: Can someone identify this queen?

Post: # 41091Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:31 am

Parasitic Lasius, she’ll need some host workers to start her colony.
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Re: Can someone identify this queen?

Post: # 41102Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:09 am

Nah, not a parasite with that gaster, although I'll admit the head probably looks pretty large from this angle.
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