(bay area, California) i found some dead alates and i don't know the species

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AntBonez
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(bay area, California) i found some dead alates and i don't know the species

Post: # 33834Post AntBonez
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:07 pm

I found them in a old and abandoned spider web afew feet from a cluster of small ant mounds. I didn't see any workers at the mounds but they look like they were maintained. The date is February fifth but the dead alates in the pictures could be from a far passed nuptial flight. They are about 4mm in length. I would like to know what species they are so I can watch for alates the next time they are in season.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1SdBGNNWpO6R36seELS_ui-p5zl1hePsy

Will230145
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Re: (bay area, California) i found some dead alates and i don't know the species

Post: # 33835Post Will230145
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Those are all male alate sand are harder to get denting and I cant really identify ants, sorry I couldn’t help :cry:
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Camponotus Pensilvanicus
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Lasius Claviger
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Jadeninja9
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Re: (bay area, California) i found some dead alates and i don't know the species

Post: # 33837Post Jadeninja9
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:08 pm

All are Prenolepis imparis
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1x Camponotus Hyatti
1x Lasius alienus colonies
1x Tetramorium immigrans

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