Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  

Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Is this Brachymyrmex Depilis or Tapinoma Sessile?

help id is this brachymyrmex depilis brachymyrmex depilis or tapinoma sessile tapinoma sessile

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Offline jushi - Posted May 15 2020 - 9:51 AM

jushi

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 76 posts
  • LocationConnecticut

Hi! Just caught these queens in Fairfield County, It is 1:30 PM, around 80 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the air pressure is at 29.9 inHg, and it is slightly cloudy. It is the first day it has warmed up around here in a while, and the first time it has reached 80 degrees this year. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

 

newqueen1.jpeg

 

New queen 2.jpeg

 

newqueen3.jpeg


Queens are 4-6mm in length


KEEPER OF:
 
Tapinoma Sessile (founding) x3
Tapinoma Sessile x1
Camponotus Pennsyvanicus x2
Prenolepis Imparis (founding) x2
Myrmecina Americana (founding) x1
Myrmecina Americana x1

#2 Offline VoidElecent - Posted May 15 2020 - 9:53 AM

VoidElecent

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,339 posts
  • LocationPhiladelphia, PA.

We're going to need better photographs, if possible, but I wouldn't rule out Nylanderia sp.

 

It's really warm here in Philly, too. I bet I'm missing out on so many flights—freaking remote learning!  :ugone2far:


  • jushi and Antlanta like this

#3 Offline jushi - Posted May 15 2020 - 10:42 AM

jushi

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 76 posts
  • LocationConnecticut

We're going to need better photographs, if possible, but I wouldn't rule out Nylanderia sp.

 

It's really warm here in Philly, too. I bet I'm missing out on so many flights—freaking remote learning!  :ugone2far:

 

 

We're going to need better photographs, if possible, but I wouldn't rule out Nylanderia sp.

 

It's really warm here in Philly, too. I bet I'm missing out on so many flights—freaking remote learning!  :ugone2far:

 

unfortunately those are the best photos I can get... They were scurrying around like crazy! It seems like nylanderia pavula queens have more hairs on their gaster than tapinoma sessile, and I didn't see any hairs on these queen's gasters. They look extremely similar however. Are nylanderia polygenus?


KEEPER OF:
 
Tapinoma Sessile (founding) x3
Tapinoma Sessile x1
Camponotus Pennsyvanicus x2
Prenolepis Imparis (founding) x2
Myrmecina Americana (founding) x1
Myrmecina Americana x1

#4 Offline jushi - Posted May 15 2020 - 10:45 AM

jushi

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 76 posts
  • LocationConnecticut

Also AntWiki mentions they fly in late June to July, and I caught them today


KEEPER OF:
 
Tapinoma Sessile (founding) x3
Tapinoma Sessile x1
Camponotus Pennsyvanicus x2
Prenolepis Imparis (founding) x2
Myrmecina Americana (founding) x1
Myrmecina Americana x1

#5 Offline AntsDakota - Posted May 15 2020 - 10:46 AM

AntsDakota

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,994 posts
  • LocationSioux Falls, South Dakota

These are definitely within the subfamily Formicinae. Tapinoma are in subfamily Dolichoderinae.  


  • VoidElecent and jushi like this

"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#6 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted May 15 2020 - 11:32 AM

PurdueEntomology

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 475 posts
  • LocationNashville, Tennessee

I would say definitely not Tapinoma


  • AntsDakota likes this





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: help, id, is, this, brachymyrmex, depilis, brachymyrmex depilis, or, tapinoma, sessile, tapinoma sessile

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users