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Lasius ID


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#1 Offline UtahAnts - Posted August 29 2021 - 8:10 PM


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Location found: Provo, Utah
Date: 8/29/2020, 7-8 PM


3. Habitat of collection: Found on sidewalks next to an empty lot.
4. Length: Around 11 mm
5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Orange, brown, and somewhat yellow.


Humidity: 25%

Temp: 75 degrees


Maybe a parasitic lasius?


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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 29 2021 - 8:43 PM


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Looks like L. brevicornis, or some other Cautolasius sp. Nice find.

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Species being kept:


 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.


Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.


People are stupid. It explains a lot...

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