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Shetland Match 2nd

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#1 Offline ricardoflup - Posted April 2 2021 - 8:39 AM



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Found a lonely ant on the kitchen floor. I think its an escapee from one of my colonies but I have just started the hobby I'm not sure. I don't think we have much in the way of wild species here in the Scottish islands because of the cold. Could it be a Messor Barbarus?

1. Location of collection: found it in my kitchen.
2. Date of collection: 2 March
4. lenght: 6mm
5. Coloration: black with some reddish particularly thorax and mandibles.
6. There seems to be some hairs on the gaster.

Edited by ricardoflup, April 2 2021 - 8:42 AM.

#2 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 2 2021 - 8:45 AM


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Definitely looks like Messor, but I'm not sure what she's doing in Scotland...

#3 Offline antkeeperscotland - Posted October 14 2021 - 10:50 PM



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Could it possibly be a myrmica spp? looks a lot like messor though

#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 15 2021 - 5:24 AM


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Could it possibly be a myrmica spp? looks a lot like messor though

no myrmica do nort look like that

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