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Queen Ant ID (Temnothorax sp.) (Nipton, California) (8-31-2018)

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 31 2018 - 8:57 PM

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1. Location of collection:  Nipton, California
2. Date of collection:  7-14-2018
3. Habitat of collection:  High desert
4. Length (from head to gaster):  5 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Maroon with black gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics:  12 antennal segments
7. Anything else distinctive: 

 

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 31 2018 - 8:59 PM

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Pretty sure this is Temnothorax, I just have no idea what species.



#3 Offline Zeiss - Posted August 31 2018 - 9:40 PM

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Have you looked at Temnothorax arboreus or Temnothorax obliquicanthus?


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#4 Offline gcsnelling - Posted September 1 2018 - 3:37 AM

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Have you tried this to figure it out?  Snelling R, Borowiec M, Prebus M (2014) Studies on California ants: a review of the genus Temnothorax (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). ZooKeys 372: 27-89. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.372.6039



#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 1 2018 - 5:55 AM

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I haven't seen that before. I'll check it out when i get a chance.



#6 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 1 2018 - 7:11 AM

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is the queen alive



#7 Offline Zeiss - Posted September 1 2018 - 11:22 AM

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is the queen alive

No, it is dead and pinned for identification in the images.







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