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Neipu, Pingtung, Taiwan (2018 Apr 16)


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#1 Offline AntsAntz - Posted April 15 2018 - 8:42 AM

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Hello, help me identify these ants, all from the same nest...

- Location of collection: Open area around Neipu, Pingtung County, Taiwan 

- Date of collection: Around March, not queens though...
- Habitat of collection: Open area, grassy, soil was sandy loam kind; it was on the edge of a forest
- Length: minor (4mm) major (5mm) supermajor (1.2cm) I believe...
- Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Shiny black
- Anything else distinctive: a bit aggressive
 

I think it is Pheidole, but not sure about the species...

Thank you!

 

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#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 15 2018 - 8:46 AM

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This may be a species of Carebara if it's really a 1.2 cm


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#3 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 15 2018 - 8:47 AM

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Yes! I love the giant Taiwanese ants.



#4 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 15 2018 - 8:48 AM

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4mm minors seem a bit large for Pheidole, I second Carebara sp. Nice video, by the way!


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#5 Offline AntsAntz - Posted April 15 2018 - 9:03 AM

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Could it be Carebara diversa



#6 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 15 2018 - 1:48 PM

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Could it be Carebara diversa

I believe Carebara diversa has white feet so no.Probably one of these  

 

  • Carebara affinis
  • Carebara amia
  • Carebara dentiviris
  • Carebara oni
  • Carebara qianliyan
  • Carebara sauteri
  • Carebara yanoi

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#7 Offline Hunter - Posted April 15 2018 - 1:49 PM

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I'm confused isent it the 15th?


Edited by Hunter, April 15 2018 - 1:50 PM.


#8 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted April 15 2018 - 3:45 PM

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Taiwan is GMT +8, which means that they are probably ahead



#9 Offline AntsAntz - Posted April 15 2018 - 7:46 PM

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Yes, time difference... we are a bit ahead, it confuses me at times.

 

Thank you for the clues on the identification~



#10 Offline Leo - Posted April 15 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Carebara super major.






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