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Nhsbk2602
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Queen identification help

Post: # 37810Post Nhsbk2602
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:22 am

I caught this wild queen in north-eastern USA, is about 3/4 of a cm long and the ants it was with were small black ants, living under a rock and part of my driveway. Caught walking on the surface.

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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37811Post Nhsbk2602
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:23 am

Oops, forgot link. My queen https://imgur.com/a/8WJjUKh

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antnest8
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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37816Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:03 am

not the best at idfentification but i would guess lasius neoniger or lasius alienus
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

applepie
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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37830Post applepie
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am

I think that it is tetramorium, because they are having their nuptial flights now

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antnest8
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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37835Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 pm

it's a good guess but there is only one petidole node and it is in a spiked shape so it is in the family Formicae
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37897Post Nhsbk2602
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:43 am

Better close up: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/mV7xex8

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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37916Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:51 am

applepie wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:44 am
I think that it is tetramorium, because they are having their nuptial flights now
I thought Tetramorium flew in July.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

applepie
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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37926Post applepie
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:16 pm

I'm pretty sure they fly from late May to July, at least where I live

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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37931Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:08 pm

Since she was found under a rock, there's no knowing when she flew. Lasius sp. is about as far as you can go without a very close view of the antennae and mandibles.
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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Re: Queen identification help

Post: # 37939Post Nhsbk2602
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm

I've gotten about 2 or 3 different replies 😅 can someone please tell me which is correct and why the others aren't?

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