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Hobart, Indiana, United states, 4/14/2021


Best Answer CheetoLord02 , April 13 2021 - 10:23 PM

Formica subsericea or a related species

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#1 Offline brian - Posted April 13 2021 - 10:06 PM

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1. Location of collection: Hobart, Indiana, United states
2. Date of collection: May, 5, 2020
3. Habitat of collection: Grassy backyard with lots of pine and oak trees and summer flowers  {Like you imagine grandmothers perfect summer yard}
4. Length (from head to gaster): . As big as my camponotus pennsylvanicus easily. So just about 12 mm long.
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Glossy black with fine silver hairs here and there, Black and dark brown gaster but only see the brown now that she is full of food and eggs.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: ???
7. Distinguishing behavior: No fear of me or light
8. Nest description: Unknown

9. Nuptial flight time and date: 1am on May, 5 is when i found her walking around looking for a spot to start her nest.

 

51114453479_eafc801e6f_k.jpg20210404_233742 by Nick Knight, on Flickr

 

A little different angel. sorry i can't get a top picture of her in her formicarium

51115492755_244415dfdd_k.jpg20210404_233752 by Nick Knight, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 



#2 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted April 13 2021 - 10:23 PM   Best Answer

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Formica subsericea or a related species


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#3 Offline JoeByron - Posted April 15 2021 - 2:19 AM

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She's beautiful <3
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#4 Offline brian - Posted April 15 2021 - 3:28 AM

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She's beautiful <3


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She's beautiful <3






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