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Would love help ID'ing this Southeastern Wisconsin Ant Queen

queen id wisconsin

Best Answer VoidElecent , June 6 2021 - 7:00 PM

Looks like a Myrmentoma group Camponotus queen (C. nearcticus or C. caryae) judging by her size compared to your fingernails.

Also, I am fairly certain that 35mm is a tad high, unless this is the largest Camponotus species in the US and you have enormous fingers. Might be worth double-checking... Go to the full post


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#1 Offline queenith2 - Posted June 6 2021 - 6:46 PM

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Hi! This is my first wild caught queen and I'm super excited!

 

I live in Southeastern Wisconsin, she was wandering on the pavement by herself. Approximately 20 mm.

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#2 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 6 2021 - 6:58 PM

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*duplicate*

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#3 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 6 2021 - 7:00 PM   Best Answer

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Looks like a Myrmentoma group Camponotus queen (C. nearcticus or C. caryae) judging by her size compared to your fingernails.

Also, I am fairly certain that 35mm is a tad high, unless this is the largest Camponotus species in the US and you have enormous fingers. Might be worth double-checking...
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#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted June 6 2021 - 7:10 PM

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Looks like a Myrmentoma group Camponotus queen (C. nearcticus or C. caryae) judging by her size compared to your fingernails.
Also, I am fairly certain that 35mm is a tad high, unless this is the largest Camponotus species in the US and you have enormous fingers. Might be worth double-checking...

that’s definitely not myrmentoma. Way too large. It’s probably camponotus herculeanus or pennsylvanicus.
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#5 Offline queenith2 - Posted June 6 2021 - 7:57 PM

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Yes! Sorry I mis-measured her. She's more like 20 mm.

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#6 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 7 2021 - 1:50 AM

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Yep, I’m mistaken. Camponotus pennsylvanicus





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