Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Help with identifying the species your ants

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Jweedz
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Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41183Post Jweedz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:16 am

I found this little girl this morning after work around 6am (best time in my opinion to catch queens).

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She's around 10-12mm and is pretty big compared to my other tetramorium I was a bit surprise by how big and fast she was. :o I'm still pretty new to the ant world so I really have no idea what species she is even after looking on google :lol:

thx in advance!
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Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41186Post MaxGen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 am

Lasius alienus possibly? I've found Lasius alienus in Montreal this time of year before. My finds were mid day, not early though.

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Post: # 41225Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:03 pm

It's been discovered that the ants we thought were Lasius alienus in North America are actually unrelated to the original Eurasian species, and we now call them Lasius americanus, which I think this queen is. Those measurements are pretty big, though. Are you sure they are accurate?
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Post: # 41240Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:32 pm

I didn't know Lasius flew this early.
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Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41301Post LiveMalik
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Hi..can you take a glance at my post in the id center. i think she may be a Lasius , originally thought she was pavement ant. Thanks

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Post: # 41323Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:18 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:32 pm
I didn't know Lasius flew this early.
This is the one easy part of North American Lasius identification, because L. americanus are the only claustral Lasius to fly from July until mid-August.
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Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41329Post Jweedz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:03 am

Nope I was totally wrong about those measures shes 7-8 mm
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Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41358Post Jweedz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:06 am

Maybe this photo will help more I don't have any good camera around here and I said 7-8 mm last night but its more like 9-10mm ( its really hard to tell since she's in a mason jar) I would remove her to measure but she already started laying eggs in less than 24 hours after capturing her.
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Post: # 41360Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:43 am

She is Lasius americanus, without a doubt.
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Re: Finally something else after 30 tetramorium! Qc/Canada

Post: # 41376Post Jweedz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:08 am

Thank you very much :)
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