Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

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DeathToUnknown
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Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67302Post DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:45 pm

This queen ant was found on 2/3/20. I found it while I was digging and not during any nuptial flights. The queen ant is about 4mm in length and the small red workers were about 1mm in length. Any help identifying this ant is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

DeathToUnknown
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Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67306Post DeathToUnknown
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:10 pm

On a side note, this has nothing to do with the queen I found but I found a colony of small red ants that seems to have super majors. (Major ants with large heads) The minors were about 1/8 of an inch/ 1.2 mm and the majors were about 3/16 of an inch/ 2mm.

AusAnts
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Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67311Post AusAnts
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:12 am

any pictures will be good
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

DeathToUnknown
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Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67322Post DeathToUnknown
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:23 am

Sorry, I thought I already posted the photo. Here is a link to the photo.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14DQoIO6fIrBKFfEAPfh6-T0CIBAxd3G2UF6mNDyZWzc/edit?usp=sharing

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AusAnts
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Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67339Post AusAnts
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:34 am

not sure if i can see 2 ant petiole nodes (a side shot would fix that) but i would say it's possibly from the genus pheidole, im not from America so i wouldn't be able to get the exact species.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

DeathToUnknown
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Re: Queen Ant Oroville/California/United States of America

Post: # 67341Post DeathToUnknown
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:57 am

I think you are right. It looks a lot like Pheidole megacephala. Thank you!

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