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Queen ID, Washington US - 12/3/21

queen pacific northwest washington oregon

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#1 Offline mothers_blessing - Posted December 3 2021 - 1:41 PM

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Collected in July 2021. Found a bunch on their nuptial flights near Olympic National Park in Washington. On forest floor and near the beach. Queen is slightly over 2 cm. Any ideas? 

Even just a genus would be super helpful. Thanks!!!!

 

 

 

 

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Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius neoniger


#2 Offline Martialis - Posted December 3 2021 - 2:10 PM

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That's a Camponotus for sure but I'm not familiar with the western species so I can't give you a conjecture there.


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#3 Offline mothers_blessing - Posted December 3 2021 - 2:20 PM

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That's a Camponotus for sure but I'm not familiar with the western species so I can't give you a conjecture there.

 

 

Thank you!


Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius neoniger


#4 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted December 3 2021 - 4:05 PM

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They look like C. Modoc.


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#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 3 2021 - 4:06 PM

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You’ll need better photos to get it down to species. Try some next to a window with bright sunlight.
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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted December 4 2021 - 8:27 AM

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I agree with ANTdrew. It is however, most likely C. modoc, even if we cannot be certain yet.


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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.

 

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#7 Offline Idontexist - Posted December 11 2021 - 12:03 PM

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus?

#8 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted December 11 2021 - 3:02 PM

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus?

These arent native to Washington, and nearly everyone has come to a conclusion that it is most likely C. modoc


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#9 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 11 2021 - 5:30 PM

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oh its definitely c.Modoc


Edited by antsriondel, December 11 2021 - 5:31 PM.


#10 Offline mothers_blessing - Posted January 8 2022 - 10:39 AM

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oh its definitely c.Modoc

Thank you!!!!


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Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius neoniger


#11 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted March 10 2022 - 4:05 PM

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I'm leaning toward C. herculeanus based on the workers pictured, but better lit pictures are needed for me to confidently say anything other than Camponotus subgenus.


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