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#1 Online Volant - Posted June 1 2017 - 4:03 PM

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1. Location of collection: Southern New York

2.Date of collection: 6/1/17

3. Habitat of collection: Outside wall of my home:near plants

4.Length (head to Gaster): 8-10mm

5.Color: Fully black

6. Found alone and wandering

 

I'm pretty sure this is a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen, Just wanted confirmation. Also sorry for the bad pictures.

 

Thanks,

 
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Edited by AntGuy123, June 1 2017 - 4:24 PM.

"Oportet nos cognoscere ex nostrorum VI-tripodes amicis."

 

Founding:

Aphaenogaster cf. picea (x3)

 

Solenopsis molesta (x7)

 

Formica cf. fusca (x1)

 

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (x1)

 

Colony:

Tetramorium cf. caespitum (x1)

 

#2 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted August 12 2017 - 1:48 PM

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Wayyyyy too small for Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Doesn't even look like Camponotus to me. Pics are pretty blurry but I'll take a stab in the dark here ... maybe, MAYBE, Lasius umbratus?


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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted August 12 2017 - 2:09 PM

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No real way to tell without larger photos.



#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 12 2017 - 2:26 PM

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if you are thinking that it is a Camponotus queen, then it would definitely be C.nercticus or C.caryae.


Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053


#5 Online Volant - Posted August 12 2017 - 6:34 PM

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Back when I wrote this, I accidently posted this topic twice . In the other ID post ( as seen here,http://www.formicult...new-york-6117/)Nathant and Void Identified this queen as Lasius Umbratus.


"Oportet nos cognoscere ex nostrorum VI-tripodes amicis."

 

Founding:

Aphaenogaster cf. picea (x3)

 

Solenopsis molesta (x7)

 

Formica cf. fusca (x1)

 

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (x1)

 

Colony:

Tetramorium cf. caespitum (x1)

 

#6 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted August 15 2017 - 12:46 PM

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... Nathant and Void Identified this queen as Lasius Umbratus.

 

Awesome, what a guess. :)



#7 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 15 2017 - 4:56 PM

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Camponotus have a signature face (they have small eyes set further to the back). Lasius parasites have bulky legs, large heads, and slim gasters.


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#8 Offline T.C. - Posted August 15 2017 - 5:08 PM

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Just the shape in the first picture tells me lasius umbratus.




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