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Whistler, BC, Canada 2019-08-14

id request queen alate

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#1 Offline proto - Posted August 14 2019 - 12:09 PM

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  1. Location - Iceberg Lake mountainous region (GPS 50.179209, -123.023385), Whistler, BC, Canada
  2. Collection Date - July 28, 2019
  3. Habitat - under rock, mulchy soft ground, near marsh land and mountain
  4. Length - 9-10mm
  5. Coloration -  smooth and shiny, yellow legs, 
  6. Dist Char - 1 petiole, 12/13 antennal segments
  7. moves fast, founding polygyny, multiple queens found in a single colony, workers are aggressive and will bite
  8. under a big rock 1ft diameter
  9. n/a
  10. Check album Queen #1 - https://photos.app.g...Kg5a9M4YtGoZSP6

Queen 2 and colony id request #3 in the same album are from the same location, lower on the mountain along a rocky path.  The yellow Lasius like ants were next the a black Lasius colony.  Any thoughts on what they are?


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#2 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 14 2019 - 12:17 PM

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1 is formica sp.
2 is Lasius americanus
3 is Lasius brevicornis.

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#3 Offline proto - Posted August 14 2019 - 12:22 PM

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I'd like to know more specifics to Queen #1 to which Formica it would be. It's definitely not F. podzollica as that's more of a city dweller grass ant.


I'm new to this as of May 2017 and I'd have to say that this site is such an amazing resource. Having pros helping to ID ants is incredible and super helpful.  I will be applying to GAN Project for Vancouver (lower mainland) once I have some worker colonies as per Ants Canada.

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  • Myrmica sp. (3)

#4 Offline AntsBC - Posted August 14 2019 - 12:30 PM

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The Formica queen appears to be Formica lasiodes, from the F. neogagates group.


Edited by AntsBC, August 14 2019 - 12:59 PM.

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#5 Offline proto - Posted August 14 2019 - 12:45 PM

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What's the difference between F. lasoides and F. accreta? I was thinking it would be either of those.


I'm new to this as of May 2017 and I'd have to say that this site is such an amazing resource. Having pros helping to ID ants is incredible and super helpful.  I will be applying to GAN Project for Vancouver (lower mainland) once I have some worker colonies as per Ants Canada.

  • Formica podzolica (12)
  • Lasius alienus (33)
  • Myrmica sp. (3)





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