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Tampa Florida, 1-11-2018

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Best Answer VoidElecent , January 12 2018 - 4:49 PM

Dorymyrmex cf. bureni. I'm not sure during what months they fly, but I'm guessing anytime from May to July. I have had success attracting queens of this species to black lights after approximately 21:00 EST.

 

Other than the image issue, thank you for the well-formatted and informative post. 

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#1 Offline Roku9710 - Posted January 12 2018 - 6:34 AM

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If you would provide the common, scientific, and the cast of ant it would be greatly appreciated. 

 

1. Location of collection: This ant was observed in central Florida, Tampa Area.

 

2. Date of collection: 1-11-18.

 

3. Habitat of collection: Grassy area; shaded part of the day. 

 

4. Length: 4mm. 

 

5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: This ant had a yellowish red body. The head has a red hue. Some ants, without enlarged gasters, were strutting a soft yellow skinny gaster with darker striations. Some of the ants observed had gasters that were larger and more transparent although the darker striations seemed less pronounced. 

 

6. Distinguishing characteristics: They seemed to be filling there gasters up with the fluid from the rotting banana. 

 

7. Anything else distinctive: All of the workers seemed to be the same size. I would not guess that this is a polymorphic colony. 

 

8. Nest description: N/A Observed feeding on a rotting banana. 

 

9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A Observed feeding on a rotting banana.

 

Again, if you would provide the common, scientific, and the cast of ant it would be greatly appreciated. 

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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted January 12 2018 - 9:28 AM

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Please have your pictures embed into your post. No one will reply simply because no one wants to download all of these PDF files. Host them on imgur or use the gallery here.


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#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted January 12 2018 - 4:49 PM   Best Answer

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Dorymyrmex cf. bureni. I'm not sure during what months they fly, but I'm guessing anytime from May to July. I have had success attracting queens of this species to black lights after approximately 21:00 EST.

 

Other than the image issue, thank you for the well-formatted and informative post. 


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