Ant ID northern NJ

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Blackwing24
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Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13244Post Blackwing24
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:58 pm

http://imgur.com/a/NnOHj

The ant was caught September 20th, and is about 7-8mm in size. I'm fairly certain she's been confirmed as a C. cerasi, but I feel it wouldn't hurt too much to get a second opinion, if possible. Thanks in advance!

Canadiananter
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Re: Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13248Post Canadiananter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:14 pm

Crematogaster cerasi

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Re: Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13254Post Martialis
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:49 pm

Canadiananter wrote:Crematogaster cerasi
Could be linoleta. Let's leave it at Crematogaster sp.
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Canadiananter
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Re: Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13255Post Canadiananter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:22 pm

I don't see any hairs or even traces of them

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Re: Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13259Post Blackwing24
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:01 pm

From what I've noticed in the pictures I've taken and from observing her, her gaster region has some hair on it, but the pronotum, and mesosoma in general, is mostly devoid of hair. This seems most noticeable if you click on the last picture in the imgur album.

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Re: Ant ID northern NJ

Post: # 13260Post Batspiderfish
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:24 pm

Crematogaster cerasi has a little hair on their mesosoma, but only 2-4 long hairs. These pictures are a kind of dark, and I'm not sure how well they show off the hairs in the first place, but it is looking like C. cerasi to me.
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