I have been out anting a bit and trying to identify everything I find. My goal is to do a survey of all the local ants in my area.
So far I have found 12 different species but some are proving to be quite difficult to ID without a microscope. Microscope arrives next week!
In the past couple weeks I have witnessed three different Tetramorium territory wars in locations around my apartment building..One was huge and contained hundreds of workers.
Here are two videos of the larger battle:
(Sorry not sure how to embed this here?)
Lasius aphidicola (Queen)
I found this queen walking right past a nest entrance of Prenelopis imparis. From what I understand this species was formally L.umbratus here in the USA?
Not far from this queen i found this colony of Lasius under a piece of pavement. They were tending to Aphids. Still not sure on an ID for this
species but it could perhaps also be aphidicola or may be even pallitarsis?
April 7th Prenolepis imparis was flying here in Connecticut!
Edited by Technomyrmex, April 12 2020 - 9:29 PM.