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Cryptopone gilva


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#1 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted May 5 2019 - 5:12 AM

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Hey all, just curious if anyone has collected and kept Cryptopone gilva?



#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 5 2019 - 11:53 AM

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No, but I found some orange hypoponera like ants. Could they be cryptopone?



#3 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 5 2019 - 11:59 AM

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http://www.formicult.../?hl=cryptopone



#4 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted May 6 2019 - 1:53 AM

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Ponerinecat, I had to use the microscope in the lab at UT using Bolton's New General Catalogue as  reference  to see the setae on the mesotibia to confirm the species.  If you have access to a good scope you may have to do that, but from the picture you posted on the link above it definitely looks externally like a Cryptopone. 



#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 9 2019 - 4:47 PM

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That wasn't my picture. I just linked you to someone else's journal. You could ask them what happened. I don't have a microscope like that, but under a really high magnification glass, it looks like cryptopone.






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