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Best Answer Martialis , January 12 2018 - 8:08 AM

I disagree. This does look dolichiderine to me, though. Possibly may be Technomyrmex.

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#1 Offline Phoenix - Posted January 9 2018 - 10:16 AM

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#1. Location - Glued to a wall outside a bank, same place as usual.
#2. Date of Capture ~ X
#3. Habitat ~ Image - WARNING: Google Maps
#4. Length ~ Around 5 millimeters.
#5. Coloration / Hue / Pattern / Texture ~ X
#6. Distinguishing Characteristics ~ Incredibly Agile / Possibly Polygynous
#7. Anything Else Distinctive ~ X
#8. Nest Description ~ X
#9. Nuptial Flight [Time & Date] ~ X 
#10. Images ~ V 
 
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#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 9 2018 - 11:09 AM

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MIGHT be Tapinoma, because of the body shape. otherwise they remind me of oddly shaped Anoplolepis queens.


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Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
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100+ sea squirts
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Ghost Crab
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#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted January 9 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Can we get some side view shots?

 

I'm thinking Nylanderia, maybe.


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#4 Offline Phoenix - Posted January 10 2018 - 9:06 AM

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#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 10 2018 - 12:09 PM

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I'm slightly more sure that that's Tapinoma, maybe a close relative of Tapinoma sessile.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#6 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted January 10 2018 - 8:38 PM

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Looks like a strange color form of tapinoma melanocephalum, but I've seen enough tapinoma sessile queens to know for sure that that ant is a tapinoma sp.
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Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides(1 colony has 4 workers, other 1 worker) 

- 1 Tetramorium immigrans colony(7 workers)

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. queen(founding colony)

- 2 Lasius claviger queens with host workers. They don't seem to be doing well and workers are dying off :( 

- And a whole lot of Crematogaster queens

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrate

​- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance: 

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#7 Offline Martialis - Posted January 12 2018 - 8:08 AM   Best Answer

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I disagree. This does look dolichiderine to me, though. Possibly may be Technomyrmex.


Edited by Martialis, January 12 2018 - 8:11 AM.

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#8 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted January 13 2018 - 6:46 AM

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True true, but it is definitely a dolichoderine

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides(1 colony has 4 workers, other 1 worker) 

- 1 Tetramorium immigrans colony(7 workers)

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. queen(founding colony)

- 2 Lasius claviger queens with host workers. They don't seem to be doing well and workers are dying off :( 

- And a whole lot of Crematogaster queens

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrate

​- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance: 

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 13 2018 - 6:51 AM

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I disagree. This does look dolichiderine to me, though. Possibly may be Technomyrmex.

I believe that this is not Techomyrmex. In my experience with Technomyrmex sp. in Hawaii, I know that their thoraxes are smaller, legs shorter, and abdomens slightly larger.


Edited by Connectimyrmex, January 13 2018 - 6:53 AM.

Hawaiiant (Ben)

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Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#10 Offline Phoenix - Posted January 16 2018 - 9:52 AM

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#11 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 16 2018 - 9:58 AM

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Okay, now I officially have no idea what this species is. Looks like a cross between Tapinoma, Formica, and Nylanderia.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#12 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted January 16 2018 - 10:14 AM

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Solution: New ant species! Tapiforminylanda wilayahi.


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Currently Keeping:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2

Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Dorymyrmex bicolor

Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Crematogaster sp.

 

Wishlist:

Odontomachus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus
Camponotus vicinus

Pogonomyrmex rugosus

 

 

 

 

 

 


#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 16 2018 - 10:27 AM

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Solution: New ant species! Tapiforminylanda wilayahi.

YESSS


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#14 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted January 16 2018 - 4:01 PM

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At first I thought that these are from the Dolichoderinae but now when I look again at these pictures I'm starting to think that they are actually Formicinae.

These look the most like Nylanderia but could be also unlikely Prenolepis, Euprenolepis, Lepisiota and others. Hard whit this huge diversity down there. :)



#15 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted January 16 2018 - 5:44 PM

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Wait, what? How is mine not the "Best Answer"? :(


Currently Keeping:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2

Pogonomyrmex barbatus

Dorymyrmex bicolor

Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Crematogaster sp.

 

Wishlist:

Odontomachus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus
Camponotus vicinus

Pogonomyrmex rugosus

 

 

 

 

 

 


#16 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 16 2018 - 6:10 PM

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Probably not Prenolepis.


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Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps




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