Know this ant?

Help with identifying the species your ants

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ascottbriscoe
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Know this ant?

Post: # 57108Post ascottbriscoe
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm

Image

Anybody seen this lady before?

SE US Memphis, TN

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KLh9faI_94TS7Cq1b44H2C6iv22UFkq_/view?usp=drivesdk

Antfan
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57513Post Antfan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:47 pm

Tetromorium caespitium? Lasius neoniger? Black crazy ant queen?

Diamondking
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57607Post Diamondking
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:12 am

Antfan wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Tetromorium caespitium? Lasius neoniger? Black crazy ant queen?
I agree. What time of year did you catch this? That could help pin what it is.
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

Antfan
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57639Post Antfan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:49 am

Diamondking wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:12 am
Antfan wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Tetromorium caespitium? Lasius neoniger? Black crazy ant queen?
I agree. What time of year did you catch this? That could help pin what it is.

It could also be a species of messor. I have never caught anything that looks like that though. However I said those answers because it reminds me of them ants. Also it could be a rare species!

Antfan
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57640Post Antfan
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:50 am

If any of my answers are wrong, sorry. But from what I can work out it is a clausteral queen due to its large abdomin, that rules out some other species.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57669Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:53 pm

Solenopsis Invicta. Next time, try giving us better lighting and angles please.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

Antfan
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Re: Know this ant?

Post: # 57767Post Antfan
Fri May 03, 2019 2:44 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:53 pm
Solenopsis Invicta. Next time, try giving us better lighting and angles please.
I did not think it was one of those because on the picture it was black. I don't know alot about IDing

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