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Another CO ID Please


Best Answer VoidElecent , July 19 2017 - 4:15 AM

This looks like a very dark colored Solenopsis molesta queen. Nice catch.

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#1 Offline Dethundrel - Posted July 16 2017 - 6:42 PM

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1. Location of collection: Grand Junction, CO

2. Date of collection: 7/16/17 around 8:30 PM
3. Habitat of collection: My back porch, all gravel nearby, no grassy areas.
4. Length: 5MM
5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Black/Brownish head and body with orange stripped gaster.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Gaster seems very large for the size of the rest of the body.
7. Anything else distinctive: Does not have any noticeable bumps or spikes.
8. Nest description: Didn't see any nests.

 

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Edited by Dethundrel, July 16 2017 - 6:43 PM.


#2 Offline Dethundrel - Posted July 18 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Anyone have a guess?



#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted July 19 2017 - 4:15 AM   Best Answer

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This looks like a very dark colored Solenopsis molesta queen. Nice catch.


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#4 Offline Dethundrel - Posted July 19 2017 - 2:11 PM

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Really? I kinda wrote that idea off based on color as I've seen several of them but they are all very light orange/yellow. Thanks for the ID!




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