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Monterey Park, CA

not an ant?

Best Answer ponerinecat , September 4 2020 - 4:36 PM

Incisitermes minor. It's a drywood termite.

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#1 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 4 2020 - 4:28 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Monterey Park, CA
2. Date of collection: Friday, September 4th, 1:30 PM
3. Habitat of collection: Parking Lot
4. Length (from head to gaster): 1/4th of an inch
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Red head, yellow/black striped gaster and body.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Two large compound eyes, unable to tell if there are ocelli
7. Distinguishing behavior: Frantic, could not walk only limp.
8. Nest description: N/A
9. Nuptial flight time and date: Friday September 4th, 1:20 PM
Note: I noticed these flying around when I arrived, later on one landed on my leg.

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Edited by TechAnt, September 4 2020 - 4:29 PM.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

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#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted September 4 2020 - 4:36 PM   Best Answer

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Incisitermes minor. It's a drywood termite.


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#3 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 4 2020 - 5:43 PM

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Thanks. Welp, off to the freezer, you are not touching my wooden apartment.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

A little topic I'm working on: https://www.formicul...ve/#entry164553

 


#4 Offline BADANT - Posted September 5 2020 - 11:05 AM

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What do you keep, they might want a snack


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