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Philadelphia, PA (4/14/2017) Ant/Wasp ID Request


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#1 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 14 2017 - 3:29 PM

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Hello all, I'm don't know if I should structure this the same way as I'd structure an ant ID thread, so I'll just improvise.

 

My brother and I saw this insect while anting in our backyard, when we were inspecting a Camponotus novaeboracensis nest. I though it looked really cool, and I really like the coloration. I first thought it was Ponera, but I don't think so anymore. We found it foraging (or running around, whatever it was doing) on some dirt near the base of a tree. It's approximately 7-9 mm long, and it's middle section is bright red. I took a video, so its movement & coloration was easier to see; I doubt it's an ant, but I really hope it is.

 

Note: The video is sideways, I hope it doesn't bother anyone. 

 

 

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#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 14 2017 - 4:15 PM

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#3 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted April 14 2017 - 5:00 PM

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Actually, I think this might be an ant. I have kept too many Pseudomyrmex (4 individuals lol) to be completely sure that this is a wasp. This could probably be another one of the flightless wasps, though.

Are there any better pics? 
 


Edited by Hawaiiant, April 14 2017 - 5:01 PM.

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#4 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 14 2017 - 7:16 PM

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Actually, I think this might be an ant. I have kept too many Pseudomyrmex (4 individuals lol) to be completely sure that this is a wasp. This could probably be another one of the flightless wasps, though.

Are there any better pics? 
 

 

 

Unfortunately, I didn't get better pics. I see where you're coming from, though. I'm just curious if Pseudomyrmex live this far North.


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#5 Offline Martialis - Posted April 14 2017 - 8:15 PM

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There's a species in New Jersey, which you claim to live incredibly close to. Wouldn't be surprised if one found its way to Pennsylvania.



#6 Offline gcsnelling - Posted April 15 2017 - 3:29 AM

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That is a wasp.


Edited by gcsnelling, April 15 2017 - 3:29 AM.


#7 Offline Martialis - Posted April 15 2017 - 6:16 AM

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That is a wasp.

 

 

Thought so. After further research, I found out that the only Pseudomyrmex even remotely near Pennsylvania are an orange.



#8 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 15 2017 - 5:13 PM

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Thank you all, I think it's a wasp. Does anyone happen to have any idea what genus or species this could be?


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#9 Offline Salmon - Posted April 15 2017 - 7:18 PM

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Reminds me of Methoca but looks a bit too slender and elongated.




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