Queen ID 8mm WA

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Mortamir
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Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 27990Post Mortamir
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:20 pm

I just caught this queen. Western WA.

Can someone help with an ID?

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28018Post idahoantgirl
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:31 pm

Mortamir wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:20 pm
I just caught this queen. Western WA.

Can someone help with an ID?

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Camponotus noveboracensis
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

Mortamir
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28034Post Mortamir
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 am

Ya pretty sure this is not camponotis. I have have 9 families of them. I was thinking Formica mabey. I would like a second opinion. If I need better pics just say.
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Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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Phoenix
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 28037Post Phoenix
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:09 am

Camponotus / Formica Sp.
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28039Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:34 am

Formica sp. from the fusca group. Too dark to ID further. Also, don't forget your measurements.
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Mortamir
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28043Post Mortamir
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:08 am

Measurements are in the title
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Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
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Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

Mortamir
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA [updated pic]

Post: # 28227Post Mortamir
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:38 pm

A little better lighting.

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Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

Mortamir
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28259Post Mortamir
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:49 am

Bump
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Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28260Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:01 am

But now the ant isn't in focus.
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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notmyidea
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Re: Queen ID 8mm WA

Post: # 28507Post notmyidea
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:57 am

Probably Formica. I'm just above WA on Vancouver Island and they are flying now. Caught 9 myself.

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