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Worker Ant ID - Dominica

shiny black ant

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#1 Offline souljah212 - Posted July 10 2017 - 1:58 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Common wealth of Dominica (not Dominica Republic) 

2. Date of collection: 9 - July - 17
3. Habitat of collection: Found outside on my step consuming a small ground Lizard
4. Length (from head to gaster): about 8 - 10mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Shiny Black 
6. Distinguishing characteristics: They had different sizes 
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description:

 

 

Black Ant: 

Pic 1: http://i.imgur.com/6YTfigT.jpg 

Pic 2: 

 

Second Ant: Male Alate 

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Common wealth of Dominica (not Dominica Republic) 

2. Date of collection: 10 - July - 17
3. Habitat of collection: Found outside my work balcony 
4. Length (from head to gaster): About 3-6mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: yellow/red  
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Big Eyes  
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description:

 

Pic 1: http://i.imgur.com/jwvMBD6.jpg 

Pic 2:     (Coin equivalent to size of US one cent) 

 

 



#2 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted August 12 2017 - 1:42 PM

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The first pic of the two workers remind me of Solenopsis. Second pic is a male ant ... no idea which genus, let alone species. 






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