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S. Europe: Split, Croatia 24thJUN2020

queen id camponotus lasius tetramorium

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#1 Offline skocko76 - Posted June 25 2020 - 1:07 AM

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Interesting day yesterday - we did get a small increase in temperature (25C = 77F indoors) , but the humidity dropped from 55% to 30%. No rain in sight and no rain for the past couple of days. And the rain we did have prior was little. Yet, there was a flight! Tetramorium, Lasius and Camponotus, if I'm not mistaken.

Please help identify these ladies! Hopefully the image quality will be good enough.

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Split, Croatia
2. Date of collection: 24JUN2020
3. Habitat of collection: coastal city, pavement
4. Length (from head to gaster): 7mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: dark brown, gaster honey
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior: when walking, tries to crawl under rather to climb on top. A pain to get to enter a test tube.
8. Nest description: 

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 9PM on 24thJUN2020

 

99% sure these are Tetramorium semilaeve

IMG 20200624 235009

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Split, Croatia
2. Date of collection: 24JUN2020
3. Habitat of collection: coastal city, pavement
4. Length (from head to gaster): 9mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: dark brown, legs lighter brown
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description: 

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 9PM on 24thJUN2020

 

Lasius lasioides?

 

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Split, Croatia
2. Date of collection: 24JUN2020
3. Habitat of collection: coastal city, pavement
4. Length (from head to gaster): 13mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: shiny black, slightly brown when magnified
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 
7. Distinguishing behavior: Very fast and active. Seems to navigate well using sight. All queens made a mess of cotton in their test tubes.
8. Nest description: 

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 9PM on 24thJUN2020

 

Camponotus aethiops?

 

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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 26 2020 - 10:39 AM

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1. Tetramorium
2. Lasius
3. Camponotus
That’s all I can say.

Edited by Kaelwizard, June 26 2020 - 10:39 AM.

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Temnothorax longispinosus colony.

 

Ponera pennsylvanica queen.

 

Tetramorium immigrans queen.

 

Formica glacialis colony.


#3 Offline AntsDakota - Posted June 26 2020 - 10:51 AM

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1. Tetramorium
2. Lasius
3. Camponotus
That’s all I can say.

I second this.
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#4 Offline skocko76 - Posted June 27 2020 - 1:59 PM

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Thanks, I thought so. Which parts of the body is best to photograph in detail to help in identification best? Clypeus?





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