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Dspdrew's Pheidole sp.3 Journal [204] (Discontinued)


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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 29 2018 - 4:16 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

7-29-2018

 

I found these Pheidole queens on my black light in Trabuco Canyon, CA on 7-25-2018 at 5:00 AM, just after it got light. I found thirteen alates and one dealate. Later one of the alates removed its wings. All the rest still have their wings, and I suspect they are infertile.

 

ID thread: http://www.formicult...n-ca-7-29-2018/

 

1. Location of collection:  Trabuco Canyon, California
2. Date of collection:  7-25-2018
3. Habitat of collection:  Chaparral, oak forest
4. Length (from head to gaster):  4 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Orange with yellow gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics:  
7. Anything else distinctive:  Mating flight took place at 5:00 AM

 

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 5 2018 - 5:53 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 12-5-2018

 

None of these were ever fertile unfortunately.






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