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Queen Ant ID (Pheidole sp.) (Trabuco Canyon, CA) (7-29-2018)

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#1 Online dspdrew - Posted July 29 2018 - 7:54 PM

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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 Online dspdrew - Posted July 29 2018 - 7:56 PM

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I think I have one of these threads made for every species of ant I have ever come across, and finally I found a new one. I could try to key this, but probably won't get far.


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#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 29 2018 - 9:04 PM

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My guesses are either Pheidole furtiva or Pheidole marcidula. Leaning more heavily towards P. furtiva though.



#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 30 2018 - 3:05 PM

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My guesses are either Pheidole furtiva or Pheidole marcidula. Leaning more heavily towards P. furtiva though.

 

You might want to consider a species known to occur in the area these were collected.



#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 30 2018 - 4:40 PM

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My guesses are either Pheidole furtiva or Pheidole marcidula. Leaning more heavily towards P. furtiva though.

 

You might want to consider a species known to occur in the area these were collected.

 

That's what I was considering but there didn't seem to be any matches.







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