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Ant id northern NJ

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#1 Offline Jvlaurel - Posted September 14 2021 - 2:54 PM



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1. Location (on a map) of collection: nj
2. Date of collection: 9/12
3. Habitat of collection: near wood, in pool
4. Length (from head to gaster):8mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:
6. Distinguishing characteristics:
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description:

9. Nuptial flight time and date:9/16 mid day

I believe it may be a crematogaster, but it has alot of brown in color. Others in the area are black?

Thanks for the help.

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#2 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted September 14 2021 - 3:26 PM


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I believe its a parasitic lasius. If it is It will need hosts

#3 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted September 14 2021 - 4:15 PM


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Lasius aphidicola. She is a social parasite and will need host workers.

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 


-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 


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