Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

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chrysothemis
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Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

Post: # 42006Post chrysothemis
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:48 pm

Yellow/Goldish with black on head and gaster. About .5 inches(12mm) long. Caught in central Arkansas on July 22 in forested park area near a river. Pics below.

I saw some alates of similar colors leaving nests last night and went back look for queens in the morning.
I found this girl and want to know if she is a queen or not and what species this is. If she is not a queen what differences should I seek if I search the area again?

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mrfroggy
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Re: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

Post: # 42071Post mrfroggy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:33 pm

It is some form of camponotus worker, or it is semi claustral.

idahoantgirl
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Re: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

Post: # 42085Post idahoantgirl
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:33 pm

I would agree with a worker, but don't release her quite yet till you have a few more answers.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

Post: # 42095Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:11 am

Camponotus most likely Americanus minor worker.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

chrysothemis
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Re: Species ID Request. United States - Arkansas - caught Jul 22

Post: # 42120Post chrysothemis
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:14 am

Thanks for the info everyone!

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