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#1 Offline Jvlaurel - Posted September 14 2021 - 2:57 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: nj
2. Date of collection: late June
3. Habitat of collection: near woods 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:

Thanks for the help

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#2 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted September 14 2021 - 3:23 PM

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solenopsis xyloni if I'm not mistaken



#3 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted September 14 2021 - 3:54 PM

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Looks like Pheidole pilifera. 


Edited by PetsNotPests, September 14 2021 - 4:08 PM.

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#4 Offline DaAnt - Posted September 14 2021 - 3:57 PM

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Yeah, I don’t think there is xyloni there.


Edited by DaAnt, September 14 2021 - 3:58 PM.


#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 14 2021 - 6:10 PM

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Yeah that's pheidole. I don't know how anyone could confuse it with xyloni or any true fire ant.
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#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 14 2021 - 6:26 PM

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Yeah that's pheidole. I don't know how anyone could confuse it with xyloni or any true fire ant.

Not everyone is as experienced as you at identifying ants, so try to be understanding of those people.
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#7 Offline DarkCerebral - Posted September 15 2021 - 1:24 PM

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Based on the image provided, I could see where both answers provided look similar. The thorax and minor head details definitely lean to the Pheidole pilifera. 



#8 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted September 15 2021 - 5:13 PM

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Yeah that's pheidole. I don't know how anyone could confuse it with xyloni or any true fire ant.

Not everyone is as experienced as you at identifying ants, so try to be understanding of those people.
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#9 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 15 2021 - 5:21 PM

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I'm probably wrong on this for I'm very high on sleep deprivation thanks to school and I think I'm beginning to hallucinate, but I think that's Pheidole pilifera.  If that is and I'm not tripping, OH BOY, I wish I had pilifera.  I'm at the tired point where I could rant for hours and pass out, so I'm just going to leave it as I think that's lucky.  Not sure about rarity down south.

 

Edit:  Yeah I'm very tired right now I forgot other people existed to ID before I did, my bad


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#10 Offline antgallery - Posted September 15 2021 - 7:54 PM

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I'm probably wrong on this for I'm very high on sleep deprivation thanks to school and I think I'm beginning to hallucinate, but I think that's Pheidole pilifera.  If that is and I'm not tripping, OH BOY, I wish I had pilifera.  I'm at the tired point where I could rant for hours and pass out, so I'm just going to leave it as I think that's lucky.  Not sure about rarity down south.

 

Edit:  Yeah I'm very tired right now I forgot other people existed to ID before I did, my bad

I really hope you have gone to sleep by now...


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