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Myrmica sp. ID Rochester, NY 8/9/18

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#1 Offline Major - Posted August 9 2018 - 3:23 PM


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It’s Myrmica for sure, just need a more specific ID. Possibilities (of Myrmica in my state.) Myrmica Fracticornis, Myrmica Pinetorum, Myrmica Punctiventris. Any idea which one?

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Rochester, NY
2. Date of collection: N/A
3. Habitat of collection: On a pothole
4. Length (from head to gaster): 4-6 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Black head, reddish thorax, black gaster.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: N/A
7. Distinguishing behavior: Loves humidity
8. Nest description: N/A
9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A

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#2 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted August 9 2018 - 7:04 PM


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Myrmica generally need to be examined under a microscope to get an ID.

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