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Jacksonville, FL USA Late April 2020 - Queen #B


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#1 Offline RelientUKDr - Posted June 29 2020 - 1:37 PM

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I just recently got into ant stuff...this is by far my favorite queen I have collected so far.  She was the first queen I found on my own :)

 

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Jacksonville, FL USA
2. Date of collection: sometime in late April of 2020
3. Habitat of collection: wooded area near a parking lot
4. Length (from head to gaster): 11mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black, hairy
6. Distinguishing characteristics: pointy petiole does not extend above gaster
7. Distinguishing behavior: 9 oval eggs laid followed by larvae; pupae in coccoons as of 6/12/2020
8. Nest description: N/A

9. Nuptial flight time and date: N/A

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#2 Offline Antkid12 - Posted June 29 2020 - 1:38 PM

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Formica pallidefulva queen.


Edited by Antkid12, June 29 2020 - 1:44 PM.

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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#3 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 29 2020 - 1:48 PM

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This is actually a queen of Formica archboldi, the only species of Formica that is endemic to the southeastern US. A very nice and uncommon find. In the wild they are specialized to attack and feed on other ants, the most notable being our native OdontomachusF. pallidefulva at this latitude are an orangey brown color :)


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#4 Offline SuperFrank - Posted June 29 2020 - 2:10 PM

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Very nice find! Did you find her in her claustral chamber or wandering around?
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#5 Offline RelientUKDr - Posted June 30 2020 - 6:01 AM

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I found her wandering around.  I noticed her crawling through the leaf litter in a small wooded area adjacent to a massive parking lot!






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