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Ant ID Request 5/15/18


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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 15 2018 - 4:05 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Marion, IN
2. Date of collection: 5/15/18
3. Habitat of collection: Side of house
4. Length (from head to gaster): 9 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black with slight coloration in legs
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior: 
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A

 

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Ants:    Stigmatomma pallipes

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            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

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            Solenopsis molesta

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Other:  Millipedes

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Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

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Some types of mites


#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 15 2018 - 6:16 PM

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Funny. I just read up on these today. Those are Secretergates of Formica that I'm too lazy to key

 

https://www.ameisenw...tergate_/_Viren


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#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 15 2018 - 7:50 PM

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Funny. I just read up on these today. Those are Secretergates of Formica that I'm too lazy to key

 

https://www.ameisenw...tergate_/_Viren

Reading up on those, that seems really strange. Are they basically just infected workers that end up with queen like features?


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Ants:    Stigmatomma pallipes

            Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#4 Offline Martialis - Posted May 16 2018 - 2:06 PM

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This seems like a pretty normal worker to me.


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#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 16 2018 - 2:17 PM

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This seems like a pretty normal worker to me.

The thorax is enlarged due to labial gland disease that infect various Formica sp. This worker is rather queen looking which was kind of confusing to me.


Currently keeping:

Ants:    Stigmatomma pallipes

            Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#6 Offline Jonathan21700 - Posted May 22 2018 - 9:18 AM

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Great find! I also found two in spider webs some time ago thinking they might be Proformica but thanks to Dr. A. Buschinger and a guy from the italian forum I got them Identified. The thing is from what I read before there are three types one called "Secretergate" (infected workers), "Secretogyne" (queens) and "Secretaner" (males). Not sure exactly what our specimens are either queens or workers. 

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Formica cinerea 


Edited by Jonathan21700, May 22 2018 - 9:36 AM.





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