Identify queen texas USA

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Jaycrowe

Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16889Post Jaycrowe
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:47 pm

There was a nuptial flight outside my house and i found this queen and i was wondering what species it is. :D Thank

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Jaycrowe

Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16892Post Jaycrowe
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:28 pm

Jaycrowe wrote:There was a nuptial flight outside my house and i found this queen and i was wondering what species it is. :D Thank

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Martialis
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Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16893Post Martialis
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:32 pm

We need measurements in millimeters please.
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Jaycrowe

Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16918Post Jaycrowe
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm

8-9mm

Jaycrowe

Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16919Post Jaycrowe
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm

is that big?

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Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16921Post Martialis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:11 pm

Moderately sized. If possible, may I please have a picture of the queen from the top?
Jaycrowe wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm
8-9mm
Jaycrowe wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm
is that big?
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Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16922Post Jaycrowe
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:45 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:11 pm
Moderately sized. If possible, may I please have a picture of the queen from the top?
Jaycrowe wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm
8-9mm
Jaycrowe wrote:
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:04 pm
is that big?
While i get that photo what do you think it is?

KingKyle26

Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16924Post KingKyle26
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:19 pm

I'd say Solenopsis invicta. Southern fire ant

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Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16925Post Martialis
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:24 pm

As would I, kingkyle. The top picture will help.
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Re: Identify queen texas USA

Post: # 16927Post KingKyle26
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:31 pm

Yeah but this early in the year? invicta is pretty much all that's flying. Confirmation would be nice but I'm fairly certain that's invicta.

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