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Rockville, MD 5/9/18 Cryptid ant??

cryptid ant ponerine ant id

Best Answer 123LordOfAnts123 , May 9 2018 - 3:25 PM

A wingless wasp of the genus Pristocera. Go to the full post


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#1 Offline William. T - Posted May 9 2018 - 3:14 PM

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1. Location: Rockville, Maryland
2. Date of collection: 3/24/18
3. Habitat of collection: under a rain gutter in a suburban lawn. 
4. Length (from head to gaster): 10mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: dark orange
6. Distinguishing characteristics: long and thin, may be worker?
7. Distinguishing behavior: 
8. Nest description: I didn't dig her up but found her wandering around the entrance of a nest of yellow Lasius.

9. Nuptial flight time and date: no nuptial flights happening

 

I couldn't upload my pictures directly but here is the imgur link to them.

 

https://imgur.com/a/gHaXDh3

 

I think the ant is a ponerine and I'm stoked to finally find one.


Edited by William. T, May 9 2018 - 3:24 PM.

Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#2 Offline 123LordOfAnts123 - Posted May 9 2018 - 3:25 PM   Best Answer

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A wingless wasp of the genus Pristocera.
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#3 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted May 9 2018 - 3:57 PM

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Agreed.


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#4 Offline William. T - Posted May 9 2018 - 4:49 PM

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A wingless wasp of the genus Pristocera.

Oh I thought it was an ant lol. Could I keep these flightless wasps like queen ants and have them lay eggs and start a colony?


Species I keep:

 

1 Lasius cf. Neoniger 30 workers

1 Camponotus sp. 15 workers

20 Tetramorium SpE 30 workers

1 T. Sessile 200 workers

 


#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted May 10 2018 - 3:17 PM

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There are no eusocial flightless wasps other than ants, and I believe that yours needs some specific nesting requirements.


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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