Need Help Identifyig Queen

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Dotdispenser
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Need Help Identifyig Queen

Post: # 28933Post Dotdispenser
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:55 pm

I found what I believe to be some sort of crematogaster species. But I've never seen anything like it and I can't find it on any website. Below is a picture. Thanks to anyone who can help me!!

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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 pm

missing image.
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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:14 pm

https://ibb.co/bUchGa

I believe it's some type of Velvet Ant

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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Dotdispenser wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:14 pm
https://ibb.co/bUchGa

I believe it's some type of Velvet Ant
yeah, it looks like it to me. stay away from em!
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

Post: # 28939Post AqdasHassaan
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:54 pm

I've never seen this ant before.
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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

Post: # 28962Post Batspiderfish
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:33 pm

AqdasHassaan wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:54 pm
I've never seen this ant before.
Not actually ants -- "velvet ants" are fuzzy flightless wasps. They are all very pretty, and resemble queen ants closely enough to get my heart pumping for the split second before I recognize them.
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Re: Need Help Identifyig Queen

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:22 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:33 pm
AqdasHassaan wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:54 pm
I've never seen this ant before.
Not actually ants -- "velvet ants" are fuzzy flightless wasps. They are all very pretty, and resemble queen ants closely enough to get my heart pumping for the split second before I recognize them.
Lol, that has happened to me twice! I thought at first it was a really pretty looking queen, but then after a closer look I saw it was Mutillidae. :/
Ball is life... Ants included.

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