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Stenamma sp.? Jasper, IN - 10-17-2020


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#1 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted October 17 2020 - 6:12 AM

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Hey, finally have some free time with fall break to take some photos! I recently came across two different species of queens having their nuptial flights, so ill make a second post for the other one in a little bit. I'm fairly certain this queen is a Stenamma sp., possibly S. brevicorne? The queen is slightly larger than 4.5 mm, and she was found in the evening during daylight hours on October 8th. Here's some photos:

 

 

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(also care tips would be nice  :blush:)


Edited by CatsnAnts, October 17 2020 - 6:29 AM.

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#2 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted October 17 2020 - 6:26 AM

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This must be a species of Myrmica. No stenamma has large propodeal spines like that.


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#3 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 17 2020 - 8:55 AM

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Agreed, myrmica.


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