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Indio, CA - 5/15/18 - Solenopsis Sp?


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#1 Offline Skoomz - Posted May 15 2018 - 3:45 PM

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Based on my own research this seems to be a Solenopsis Sp. Looking at photos it closely resembles Solenopsis Invicta.  I am fairly confident this is the correct ID but due to my extremely limited experience (essentially nil) I was hoping to get a second opinion to confirm.  Thanks!

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Indio, CA
2. Date of collection: 5/11/18
3. Habitat of collection: Found on the carpet inside the house, property is on a small man-made ski lake, but backs immediately on to desert.   
4. Length (from head to gaster): 8mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dark Brownish Red with golden patterning and small golden hairs
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 2 Petinole nodes,
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: Unknown

 

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#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted May 15 2018 - 4:19 PM

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Looks right to me.



#3 Offline T.C. - Posted May 16 2018 - 7:56 AM

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Solenopsis Invicta


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