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Mid Tennessee (6/30/2017)

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#1 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted June 30 2017 - 11:42 AM

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I'm wanting identification on this Aphaenogaster colony. I know this is a very hard genus to do this with but if anyone knows what species this is then please help.

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Mid tennessee
2. Date of collection: About 2 weeks ago

3. Habitat of collection: Under lots of trees at the at the bottom of a hill, in the dirt
4. Length (from head to gaster):(workers)about 7mm, though I could be slightly off I did my best with measuring. The queen is the same size as a Solenopsis richtri/invicta queen   
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dull red and brown 
6. Distinguishing characteristics: none
7. Distinguishing behavior: picky eaters, if that helps
8. Nest description: in the dirt with a small mound

 
 
 
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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


#2 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted August 12 2017 - 1:45 PM

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No idea, but I'm gonna bump this post because I'm also curious. 



#3 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 12 2017 - 2:27 PM

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No idea, but I'm gonna bump this post because I'm also curious. 

Thanks, but I'm now almost certain that it is A.fulva. I don't have the colony anymore  :(


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


#4 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted August 12 2017 - 6:50 PM

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Aphaenogaster are very difficult to identify through normal photographs.


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#5 Offline marcel - Posted August 13 2017 - 6:12 AM

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Can you take a picture from the side of a worker, or even better the queen? Could be Aphaenogaster depending on the body build.



#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 13 2017 - 6:23 AM

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Can you take a picture from the side of a worker, or even better the queen? Could be Aphaenogaster depending on the body build.

I already know it was Aphaenogaster, I just was looking for the species to be ID'd. I don't have the colony anymore so I can't take any more pics of it.


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






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