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Worker ID, Hong Kong, 24/2/2021


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#1 Offline TKP - Posted February 23 2021 - 7:31 PM

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Found near forest, on a railing. Is this a black crazy ant?

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 23 2021 - 7:33 PM

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I'm going to guess a Nylanderia species. Not too sure, as I am not very familiar with the ants of hong kong, but I do not see what else it would be.


Edited by NickAnter, February 24 2021 - 8:03 AM.

Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#3 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted February 23 2021 - 7:38 PM

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I think its black crazy ants.



#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 23 2021 - 8:07 PM

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I'm 90% sure this is not Pratrechina longicornis, the shape is not correct, it is not leggy enough.


Edited by NickAnter, February 24 2021 - 8:03 AM.

Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#5 Offline TKP - Posted February 23 2021 - 9:10 PM

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Thanks for the suggestion. As a beginner, those picture of specimen online look all the same in my eye.



#6 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 24 2021 - 7:18 AM

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I'm 90% sure this is not Pratrechina longicornis, the shape is not correct, it is not leggy enough.

that’s definitely paratrechina longicornis. Its much more slim and leggy than the standard nylanderia.

#7 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 24 2021 - 8:02 AM

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Upon closer inspection you might be correct. That first image threw me off a little bit.


Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#8 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted February 24 2021 - 8:28 AM

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Yeah, P. longicornis for sure.



#9 Offline AleeGuy - Posted February 24 2021 - 8:36 AM

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Indeed, Paratrechina Longicornis.




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