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#1 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 12 2018 - 7:47 AM

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I have unidentified (Crematogaster?) queens.

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: US Vermont
2. Date of collection: 9/12
3. Habitat of collection: Pool
4. Length (from head to gaster): 7-8 Millimeters, too fast to measure super accurate, but still measured with ruler
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Black head, gaster, and thorax,yellowish jaws.
7. Distinguishing behavior: VERRRRRRY Fast

 

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Edited by MrCobalt, September 12 2018 - 9:55 AM.


#2 Offline rbarreto - Posted September 12 2018 - 8:12 AM

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I think we are going to need better pictures

My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#3 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 12 2018 - 8:17 AM

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its too fast


Edited by MrCobalt, September 12 2018 - 8:20 AM.


#4 Offline rbarreto - Posted September 12 2018 - 8:51 AM

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Be patient, she will eventually settle down.

My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#5 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 12 2018 - 9:27 AM

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ok



#6 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 12 2018 - 9:55 AM

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Hows that @rbarreto



#7 Offline rbarreto - Posted September 12 2018 - 10:10 AM

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Looks like Lasius umbratus to me, but I'm no ID expert.

Edited by rbarreto, September 12 2018 - 10:11 AM.

My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 


#8 Offline MrCobalt - Posted September 12 2018 - 10:14 AM

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are they a social parasite?



#9 Offline ZllGGY - Posted September 12 2018 - 1:24 PM

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i believe they are a parasite species yes. if you could get a better picture of her legs as stockier legs on a queen mean she's a parasite


Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#10 Offline LC3 - Posted September 12 2018 - 3:29 PM

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It's a Lasius social parasite. Looks like L. aphidicolus to me


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