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Tucson, AZ 7-18-20 #3


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#1 Offline BroJack - Posted July 31 2020 - 10:43 AM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Madera Canyon, Coronado National Forest, Santa Rita Mountains, AZ
2. Date of collection: 7/18/20
3. Habitat of collection: blacklighting with LED and fluorescent
4. Length (from head to gaster): 11-12 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: dark brown head, gold thorax, forward abdomen gold and last 3-4 segments of abdomen brown
6. Distinguishing characteristics: I am thinking Camponotus but don't know which
7. Distinguishing behavior: I think I caught them too early in the evening (8:30-9:00pm) because they appear to be unmated. No dropped wings and actively trying to escape tubes.
8. Nest description: unknown

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 7/18/20

 

Anyone near Tucson want to go anting?

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#2 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 31 2020 - 10:44 AM

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Camponotus sp.
Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1)Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae / eggs and 7 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / 20 workers, 1 Queen
Non-Ants:
A bunch of fish ~50 fish

Ants Wanted:Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.

#3 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 31 2020 - 10:53 AM

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Camponotus sp.

I second this.


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#4 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 31 2020 - 11:39 AM

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I think this is Camponotus festinatus



#5 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 31 2020 - 1:25 PM

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I think microps is more similar.


Colonies:

Nylanderia vividula   (800 workers, and many male alates)   Founding Queens                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                     Solenopsis xyloni   (dark pupae)

Lasius cf. americanus   (45 workers)                                     Tetramorium bicarinatum   (dark pupae)

Pheidole navigans   (16 workers)

Solenopsis molesta group  (1 worker)                                 


#6 Offline Froggy - Posted July 31 2020 - 1:27 PM

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I think microps is more similar.

pretty sure it's a complex so idk



#7 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 31 2020 - 1:31 PM

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I know color isn't the best for IDs, but, pudorosus fits that bill well.


Colonies:

Nylanderia vividula   (800 workers, and many male alates)   Founding Queens                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                     Solenopsis xyloni   (dark pupae)

Lasius cf. americanus   (45 workers)                                     Tetramorium bicarinatum   (dark pupae)

Pheidole navigans   (16 workers)

Solenopsis molesta group  (1 worker)                                 


#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 31 2020 - 5:49 PM

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Leave it at tanaemyrmex.


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