Pennsylvania Ant ID?

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PAants
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Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 58590Post PAants
Thu May 23, 2019 12:22 am

She's roughly half a centimeter long, caught around 3PM on May 22nd in western Pennsylvania. Any ideas what she is? (She does have wings; it's just hard to see them from this angle.)
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 58614Post AntsDakota
Thu May 23, 2019 4:39 pm

PAants wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 12:22 am
She's roughly half a centimeter long, caught around 3PM on May 22nd in western Pennsylvania. Any ideas what she is? (She does have wings; it's just hard to see them from this angle.)
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I would guess it is some sort of a wingless male or a wasp. The shape of the abdomen and the size of the head tell that it is not a queen or worker at all.
"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

PAants
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 59424Post PAants
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 pm

Ok, have another one.

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Caught in the same area, between 5 and 6 PM. She's jet black and I measured her between 1.5 and 2 cm (she was not cooperative). I'm guessing Camponatus? Also, should I be concerned about her trying to chew her way out of the tube?

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 59447Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 pm

Camponotus novaeboracensis.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

PAants
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 59591Post PAants
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:08 am

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Camponotus novaeboracensis.
Thanks!

PAants
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 59875Post PAants
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:49 am

Ok, I know this isn't a queen, but I have a colony of these living under my mailbox and I'm really curious what they are. She's about 3mm long.

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 59926Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 pm

Tapinoma sessile worker.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

PAants
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Re: Pennsylvania Ant ID?

Post: # 60105Post PAants
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:37 am

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 pm
Tapinoma sessile worker.
Awesome, thanks!

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