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Formica id 4/24/21 Aurora Colorado

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Best Answer NickAnter , April 25 2021 - 1:09 PM

This is not gnava. gnava is not a shiny species. You cannot ID these down to species with those photos. If I were to take a guess, I would go with F. neogagates, or F. lasioides.

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#1 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 24 2021 - 6:25 PM

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Location of collection: Aurora Colorado

 Date of collection: 4/24/21 

Habitat of collection: Grass, the hill was in a cylinder shape Length;

Length: 1 cm for the queens and 3/4 cm for the workers

Coloration: queen has a distinct reddish thorax, in workers less distinct

Distinguishing characteristics: very rapid movements. 

Nest description: hill in cylinder shape it was around an inch tall of normal dirt


 

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Edited by Antkeeper01, April 24 2021 - 7:00 PM.

1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 24 2021 - 6:47 PM

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We won’t be able to ID without a picture. You need to be on PC to upload one.

#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 24 2021 - 6:53 PM

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We won’t be able to ID without a picture. You need to be on PC to upload one.

You can upload from mobile via a separate site such as imgur. Its supremely simple, actually, you just copy it to clipboard, and paste the link into the post. It'll embed automatically. :)


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 24 2021 - 7:01 PM

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oops this was the orriginal post so it didn't upload the pics


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#5 Offline NPLT - Posted April 24 2021 - 11:51 PM

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My ID'ing skills are not the best, but through some fun with image google search it directed me towards Formica gnava, but this ID is probably not correct, exact species aside, it looks like it's from the rufibarbis-group.

 

Edit: Why did you like it, I said the ID is probably not correct.


Edited by NPLT, April 25 2021 - 6:45 AM.

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Um, uh, Ants!

 

link to journal: https://www.formicul...lt-ant-journal/


#6 Offline smares - Posted April 25 2021 - 1:29 AM

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Did you dig up this colony?

#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 25 2021 - 5:13 AM

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Did you dig up this colony?

yes


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted April 25 2021 - 6:45 AM

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My ID'ing skills are not the best, but through some fun with image google search it directed me towards Formica gnava, but this ID is probably not correct, exact species aside, it looks like it's from the rufibarbis-group.

I'm not sure that you would be able to get to species level with these pictures., but who knows, perhaps you are right.


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#9 Offline NPLT - Posted April 25 2021 - 7:47 AM

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My ID'ing skills are not the best, but through some fun with image google search it directed me towards Formica gnava, but this ID is probably not correct, exact species aside, it looks like it's from the rufibarbis-group.

I'm not sure that you would be able to get to species level with these pictures., but who knows, perhaps you are right.

 

That's why I said that the ID is probably not correct, I was just saying what google image search thought it was looking at ( after it told me about parasitism and fire ants of course ), the only thing I'm sure of is that the ants in the picture probably belong to Rufibarbis-group.


Um, uh, Ants!

 

link to journal: https://www.formicul...lt-ant-journal/


#10 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 25 2021 - 1:09 PM   Best Answer

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This is not gnava. gnava is not a shiny species. You cannot ID these down to species with those photos. If I were to take a guess, I would go with F. neogagates, or F. lasioides.


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 25 2021 - 4:51 PM

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You’ll need a microscope and a prayer to ID these.

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