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large black/orange queen, northern NM, 7/4/17


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#1 Offline Paulette - Posted July 4 2017 - 1:54 PM

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1. Location of collection: 7200 ft elevation, northern NM, temperate climate

2. Date of collection: 7/4/17
3. Habitat of collection: scrubby field, pinon-juniper woodland
4. Length (from head to gaster): 16 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black and orange
6. Distinguishing characteristics: large, somewhat elongate shape overall
7. Distinguishing behavior: wandering in an open part of the field
8. Nest description: N/A
 
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#2 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted August 12 2017 - 1:43 PM

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Camponotus. I'll let someone else guess the species because I don't know. 



#3 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted August 12 2017 - 7:24 PM

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Looks to be Camponotus vicinus.


If you've enjoyed using my expertise and identifications, please do not create undue ecological risk by releasing your ants. The environment which we keep our pet insects is alien and oftentimes unsanitary, so ensure that wild populations stay safe by giving your ants the best care you can manage for the rest of their lives, as we must do with any other pet.

 

Exotic ants are for those who think that vibrant diversity is something you need to pay money to see. It is illegal to transport live ants across state lines.

 

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#4 Offline Paulette - Posted August 17 2017 - 5:36 PM

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Thanks!






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