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San Diego Camponotus festinatus group ID


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#1 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:40 AM

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7/30/2020

Saw males on blacklight then found this queen

Don't think she's fertile but hopefully

She looks like a tiny fraggle queen but more orange and brown

She has large stripes on her gaster

About half an inch long

No rain just hot and humid

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Edited by M_Ants, July 31 2020 - 5:13 PM.

Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#2 Offline zantezaint - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:51 AM

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I would have grabbed a male as well for captive insemination.


Current Collection:
 
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex unknown colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
3 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus colony.
1 Queen Camponotus sansabeanus colony.
1 Queen Camponotus fragilis colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis molesta colony.
1 Queen Dorymyrmex insanus colony.
1 Queen Veromessor andrei colony.
1 Queen Veromessor andrei colony.
1 Queen Monomorium minimum colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Solenopsis xyloni colony.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
 
No egg/larvae/pupae atm:
1 Queen Unknown species.
2 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex subnitidus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus.
1 Queen Pogonomyrmex californicus.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
3 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
1 Queen Linepithema humile.
2 Queen Linepithema humile.

#3 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:59 AM

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I grabbed 2. Nothings happened. They are in the test tube with her.


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 31 2020 - 8:59 AM

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Probably C. festinatus.



#5 Online Antkid12 - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:02 AM

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Nice queen.


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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#6 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:04 AM

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If it's fertile...


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#7 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:08 AM

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Too bad it's not a fraggle.


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#8 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:36 AM

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Heat or sand?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 31 2020 - 9:59 AM

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Yes and not required.



#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 31 2020 - 11:40 AM

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This is Camponotus fragilisC. festinatus only occurs farther east.


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#11 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 12:08 PM

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This is Camponotus fragilisC. festinatus only occurs farther east.

Sure? 

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Edited by M_Ants, July 31 2020 - 12:28 PM.

Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#12 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 12:12 PM

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Thought they were more yellow?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#13 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 1:10 PM

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Anyone else think it's a fraggle?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#14 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 31 2020 - 3:10 PM

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It is something in the festinatus group, I wouldn't try to get it further with photographs. Color is totally unreliable as has been said soo many times.


Edited by gcsnelling, July 31 2020 - 3:37 PM.


#15 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 3:14 PM

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So YsTheAnt is wrong?

Edit: just realized fragilis is in the group.

Anything I can do to help further Id it. Better pics?


Edited by M_Ants, July 31 2020 - 3:17 PM.

Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#16 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 31 2020 - 3:37 PM

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Sometimes pictures only get you so far.



#17 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 3:38 PM

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So there's no way to tell?


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#18 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 31 2020 - 3:55 PM

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I would just stay with Camponotus festinatus group



#19 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 31 2020 - 4:00 PM

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So how do people sell C. fragilis as fragilis and not festinatus group.


Solenopsis molesta- a bunch

Solenopsis xyloni- 2 queens with brood

Pogonomyrmex californicus-2 

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Pheidole sp. 2 (10ish)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 5 workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-4 queens

 


#20 Offline gcsnelling - Posted July 31 2020 - 4:05 PM

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Because in many cases they have the ant in hands and have taken the time to identify it, also at times depending on where the ant was collected you can make a fairly safe educated guess.






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