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Lasius (neoniger?)


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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted November 12 2017 - 9:55 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Western, WI
2. Date of collection: Sept. 20th
3. Habitat of collection: Open field
4. Length (from head to gaster): 8-9mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Picture shows clearly.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: N/A
7. Distinguishing behavior: N/A
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Sept. 20th around 6:30 PM

 



#2 Offline Hunter - Posted November 13 2017 - 6:16 AM

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noway that is not neoniger, honeypot?



#3 Offline ultraex2 - Posted November 13 2017 - 8:42 AM

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Honeypots aren't found in Wisconsin... I'm 99% sure this is Brachymyrmex depilis.



#4 Offline Hunter - Posted November 13 2017 - 9:51 AM

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idk where he lives



#5 Offline T.C. - Posted November 13 2017 - 10:57 AM

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Pretty sure it's Lasius something.



#6 Offline Hunter - Posted November 13 2017 - 1:02 PM

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i don't think its lasius, gaster is long and i have never seen lasius with that color eye



#7 Offline MrILoveTheAnts - Posted November 13 2017 - 5:06 PM

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Assuming the measurements are correct, this would be a Lasius species of some kind. Brachymyrmex are all tiny ants with queens about 4mm at most, though they do look a lot like Lasius.


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#8 Offline VoidElecent - Posted November 13 2017 - 6:49 PM

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Assuming the measurements are correct, this would be a Lasius species of some kind. Brachymyrmex are all tiny ants with queens about 4mm at most, though they do look a lot like Lasius.

 

Flavus group Lasius tend to be slightly lighter, I think. 


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#9 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 18 2017 - 1:06 PM

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It's Lasius for sure, not sure what species though...


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