Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

Unidentified Queen- Camponotus? Solenopsis? Pheidole Queen?

camponotus queen pheidole queen solenopsis queen fire ant big headed ant unidentified queen queen ant ant carpenter ant nuptial flight

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted July 25 2017 - 4:41 AM

Ender Ants

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • LocationTrES-2b. Search it up ☞  ͜ʖ  ☞
Ok so I was about to leave my house at 2:00 AM, when I saw this queen in my front yard! What luck am I right? This is my first year in ant keeping, and I haven't been that very lucky, like other new antkeepers. Anyway, here are the facts:

I found this queen ant at 2:00 AM
It has a shade of red, but barely, with a large gaster
I found it on 6/25/17 (US Calendar)
Its jaws are very visible, so i think it could be either Solenopsis, Camponotus, or Pheidole
It was found in California
I was in a rush, so I wasn't able to get any proper lengths, but it is a very large queen ant, around the size of a Lasius Niger Queen, but larger

I only have these photos, since I was going on vacation, so I was in a bit of a rush

Since I can't give you any more pictures, (i will be away for quite a while, so I won't be able to get anymore anytime soon), you can just give me your ideas of what species you think it could be.

I personally think that it could be a Solenopsis, since I have found a few of those around my area

THANK YOU!


Pics:
https://ibb.co/mFY65Q
https://ibb.co/kZt65Q
https://ibb.co/iwYHC5

Edited by Ender Ants, July 25 2017 - 4:48 AM.


#2 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted July 25 2017 - 5:06 AM

Nathant2131

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,490 posts
  • LocationDracut, Massachusetts
Can we get something better than "around the size of a Lasius Niger Queen, but larger"? (Like a measurement in mm?)

To me it looks like Solenopsis or Crematogaster.

Edited by Nathant2131, July 25 2017 - 5:06 AM.

  • Ender Ants likes this

#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted July 25 2017 - 5:33 AM

VoidElecent

    Vendor

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,134 posts
  • LocationPhiladelphia, PA.

Crematogaster cf. hespera.

 

Please, PLEASE, include some more accurate measurements next time. All it involves is access to a ruler.


  • Ender Ants and TheAntKing like this

#4 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted July 25 2017 - 8:27 AM

FeedTheAnts

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,000 posts
  • LocationVirginia

I'm leaning towards Crematogaster.


I like Coldplay and Radiohead B)                                       My Journals - 2017-18 - 2019                

Spoiler

 

     


#5 Offline Ender Ants - Posted July 25 2017 - 11:35 AM

Ender Ants

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • LocationTrES-2b. Search it up ☞  ͜ʖ  ☞
yes, I will next time. And i apologize for not doing so, since I was in a rush

Edited by Ender Ants, July 25 2017 - 11:37 AM.


#6 Offline Ender Ants - Posted July 25 2017 - 11:38 AM

Ender Ants

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • LocationTrES-2b. Search it up ☞  ͜ʖ  ☞

Can we get something better than "around the size of a Lasius Niger Queen, but larger"? (Like a measurement in mm?)

To me it looks like Solenopsis or Crematogaster.


I would say around 9-10mm. The test tube that I used to catch it was 1 inch in diameter

#7 Offline Ender Ants - Posted July 25 2017 - 11:41 AM

Ender Ants

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 136 posts
  • LocationTrES-2b. Search it up ☞  ͜ʖ  ☞

I'm leaning towards Crematogaster.


I just searched it up, and I think it might be it.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: camponotus queen, pheidole queen, solenopsis queen, fire ant, big headed ant, unidentified queen, queen ant, ant, carpenter ant, nuptial flight

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users