Is this Crematogaster cerasi

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MaxGen
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Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Post: # 31367Post MaxGen
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm

Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger.

Caught in Toronto on Sept 14
Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine
Length: 8mm

Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety.

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Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Post: # 31375Post AntsOntario
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:48 pm

MaxGen wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Just caught these tonight. Looks similar to Tetramorium, except gaster is pointy and they are bigger.

Caught in Toronto on Sept 14
Location: suburb sidewalk close to ravine
Length: 8mm

Not a lot of pictures, both are still very fidgety.

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Yup! That's crematogaster for sure. They've been everywhere in the GTA recently. :D

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Post: # 31376Post Batspiderfish
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Crematogaster lineolata, based on the hairiness of the mesosoma.
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Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Post: # 31392Post MaxGen
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 am

It's too bad there is no reputation system. Thanks for the responses as always.

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Re: Is this Crematogaster cerasi

Post: # 31394Post Batspiderfish
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:18 am

I would appreciate more pictures of the profile of her thorax, just to be sure. :)

C. cerasi has hairs on there too, but way fewer, and in a specific pattern.
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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