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#1 Offline Froggy - Posted June 16 2020 - 8:59 AM

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Recently I've been seeing a lot of these termites in my yard and I was wondering what species they are, all the ants in my yard are feasting on them, even the smaller species

 

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#2 Offline LC3 - Posted June 22 2020 - 4:56 PM

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Gnathamitermes sp.

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#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted June 22 2020 - 5:05 PM

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Do all termite genera end in ‘termes’?
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#4 Offline Antkid12 - Posted June 22 2020 - 5:21 PM

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Do all termite genera end in ‘termes’?

Nope, not all termites, Zootermopsis sp. doesn't end with termes. that's the only one I know tho. 


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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#5 Offline LC3 - Posted June 22 2020 - 6:34 PM

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There’s a half a dozen or so valid genera that don’t end in termes. Archotermopsis, Zootermopsis, Hodotermopsis, Termitogeton, Eutermellus, Ceylonitermellus if I recall correctly.
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#6 Online TechAnt - Posted June 22 2020 - 7:00 PM

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so there is termes, opsis, ton, and mellus as other genus-ending terms?
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Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:
Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.





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