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#1 Offline Dotdispenser - Posted June 12 2018 - 8:36 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Morristown, TN
2. Date of collection: 06/12/2018
3. Habitat of collection: Gas Station parking lot
4. Length (from head to gaster): Approximately 8-10 millimeters
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Dark brown/red, shiny
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Red spot on gaster, nearest to thorax
7. Distinguishing behavior: Calm, slow
8. Nest description: test tube
9. Nuptial flight time and date: 06/12/2018





Nurturer of:

• 1 Camponotus castaneus
• 1 Camponotus americanus
• 2 Formica subsericea
• 3 Tetramorium immigrans

• 1 Unknown Formica

• 2 Crematogaster cf. ashmeadi

• 1 Crematogaster missouriensis

• 1 Forelius mccooki

• 7 Pheidole bicarinata

• 1 Monomorium minimum


#2 Offline LC3 - Posted June 12 2018 - 8:55 PM

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It appears to be Solenopsis richteri (S. richteri x invicta, more accurately, as "pure" richteri are basically non existent at this point) 


Edited by LC3, June 12 2018 - 8:58 PM.

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#3 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 13 2018 - 10:49 AM

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What LC3 said.






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