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Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware 6/10/2021

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Best Answer NickAnter , June 10 2021 - 2:42 PM

Lasius interjectus.

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#1 Offline gsparrow - Posted June 10 2021 - 2:35 PM

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1. Location of Collection: Driveway in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware

2. Date of collection:  6-9-2021.

3. Habitat of collection:  Town

4. Length: about 7 mm

5. Coloration/Hue/Texture;  Kind of has a reddish head and lighter colored legs.

6. Distinguishing characteristics:  appears to have a large size head.

7. any thing else distinctive? ???

8. Nest Description. N/A

9. nuptial flight date:  guessing 6-9-2021

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 10 2021 - 2:42 PM   Best Answer

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Lasius interjectus.


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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 10 2021 - 3:36 PM

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Agreed. I’ve been seeing lots of these recently.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 10 2021 - 3:39 PM

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I think more people should attempt to keep these. We won't figure out how to do so more easily without trying first.


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Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#5 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted June 10 2021 - 4:04 PM

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Lasius interjectus for sure.







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