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Queen B from central Europe on July 19th 2019

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Best Answer Barristan , July 19 2019 - 12:38 PM

Formica rufibarbis

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#1 Offline Quizzie - Posted July 19 2019 - 12:02 PM

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Could someone, please confirm it's another Formica rufibarbis? She's a bit bigger than internet sources say.
And they are polygynous, right? Would introducing her to my other Formica rufibarbis be very risky?
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Location of collection: Czech Republic
Date of collection: July 19rd 2019
Habitat of collection: park on city edge
Length: 11-12 mm

Coloration, texture: black with rusty/brownish thorax with distinct markings, slightly hairy gaster

 

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Edited by Quizzie, July 19 2019 - 12:03 PM.

Formica cinerea (queen of 2018)

Formica rufibarbis (queen of 2019)

Formica pratensis? (queen of 2020)


#2 Offline Barristan - Posted July 19 2019 - 12:38 PM   Best Answer

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Formica rufibarbis



#3 Offline Quizzie - Posted July 19 2019 - 12:55 PM

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Formica rufibarbis

Even though she's almost 12 mm long? The sources is saw said she should be 9-10 mm long.

I also caught another one today and she was even bigger (but she died).


Formica cinerea (queen of 2018)

Formica rufibarbis (queen of 2019)

Formica pratensis? (queen of 2020)


#4 Offline Barristan - Posted July 19 2019 - 1:24 PM

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Formica rufibarbis

Even though she's almost 12 mm long? The sources is saw said she should be 9-10 mm long.

I also caught another one today and she was even bigger (but she died).

 

 

The source could be wrong. But what other species could the queen be? Maybe except Formica clara






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