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#1 Offline ecprice - Posted May 16 2015 - 1:50 PM

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Found near the top of enchanted rock, west of Austin.  About 13mm long.

 

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#2 Offline dermy - Posted May 16 2015 - 1:58 PM

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It's definately a Camponotus queen but I have no clue on the exact species.



#3 Offline Miles - Posted May 16 2015 - 2:41 PM

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Camponotus ocreatus? Maybe a little too small.


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#4 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted May 16 2015 - 2:44 PM

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This looks just like those Camponotus cf. sansabeanus that me, Drew, and cpman have. cpman is also in Texas and he recently caught some of these too so I am sure this is Camponotus sansabeanus.

 

Edit: If I recall cpman's queens of this species are at the same stage as yours here so they are from around the same flight date too.


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#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted May 16 2015 - 2:49 PM

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Here is cpman's as of the last update:

 

And here is mine and drew's:

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



#6 Offline cpman - Posted May 18 2015 - 3:21 PM

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Only 13 mm? Mine is 16 -- I've measured her multiple times...

Otherwise it looks the same. I don't think Enchanted Rock is so far away as to not have similar species to Austin.

 

My queen has mostly pupae now, so they are from a similar flight date. However, Enchanted Rock is far enough away that the flight wasn't the same day.



#7 Offline nurbs - Posted March 11 2018 - 2:31 AM

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Reviving this thread. With it being 13mm, it is more likely C. semitestaceus than C. sansabeanus. Seen both of these firsthand now, and the queens of C. semitestaceus are around 13mm, whereas C. sansabeanus are larger.

 

EDIT: Enchanted Rock is one of the few places in Texas where it ain't flat. 


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