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How many ant species can you spot on your block?


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#21 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 3 2022 - 5:49 AM

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Virginia is the meeting point between the north and south in our country. We are the northernmost point for southern species and the southernmost point for many northern species. It is extremely diverse in all manner of flora and fauna.


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#22 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 3 2022 - 8:29 AM

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Virginia is the meeting point between the north and south in our country. We are the northernmost point for southern species and the southernmost point for many northern species. It is extremely diverse in all manner of flora and fauna.

MD is similar, just no trachymyrmex :(  


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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#23 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 3 2022 - 9:40 AM

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Virginia is the meeting point between the north and south in our country. We are the northernmost point for southern species and the southernmost point for many northern species. It is extremely diverse in all manner of flora and fauna.

MD is similar, just no trachymyrmex :(  

 

You definitely have Trachymyrmex in MD.



#24 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted May 3 2022 - 4:43 PM

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In backyard:
Aphaenogaster rudis
Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

Aphaenogaster fulva
Brachymyrmex depilis

Strumigenys sp.
Vollenhovia emeryi
Nylanderia (native sp)
Nylanderia flavipes
Camponotus subbarbatus

Camponotus nearcticus

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus castaneus

Temnothorax curvispinosus

Pheidole bicarinata

Colobopsis obliqua
Tapinoma sessile
Lasius neoniger

Lasius americanus
Lasius interjectus

Lasius claviger

Lasius aphidicola
Stigmatomma pallipes
Hypoponera opacior

Ponera pennsylvanica

Tetramorium immigrans

Crematogaster cerasi
Formica fusca group
Formica pallidefulva group
Lasius murphyi
Solenopsis molesta
Brachyponera chinensis

Nearby I have found:
Different pallidefulva-group species
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
Myrmica sp.
Monomorium sp.

 

Whole of VA:
Aphaenogaster rudis
Aphaenogaster tennesseensis
Aphaenogaster treatae

Aphaenogaster lamellidens
Aphaenogaster fulva
Brachymyrmex depilis
Camponotus castaneus
Camponotus nearcticus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus chromaiodes
Camponotus subbarbatus
Crematogaster cerasi
Dorymyrmex bureni
Formica subintegra
Formica subsericea

Formica cf. argentea
Formica pallidefulva-group species (2)
Hypoponera opacior
Lasius americanus
Lasius neoniger

Lasius murphyi
Lasius interjectus

Lasius claviger

Lasius aphidicola
Lasius brevicornis
Lasius nearcticus
Lasius cf. speculiventris
Solenopsis molesta

Solenopsis carolinensis
Myrmica sp.

Monomorium minimum
Monomorium cf. viridum
Nylanderia cf. arenivaga

Nylanderia native spe (black)
Nylanderia flavipes
Brachyponera chinensis
Tetramorium immigrans

Pheidole bicarinata

Pheidole tysoni
Pheidole morrisii
Pheidole dentata
Ponera pennsylvanica
Prenolepis imparis
Strumigenys sp.
Tapinoma sessile
Temnothorax longispinosus
Temnothorax pergandei
Temnothorax curvispinosus
Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

I mean I'd gladly rent your backyard...what does it even look like with so many ants anyway?

My backyard:

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Your backyard:
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#25 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 3 2022 - 5:26 PM

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I mean I'd gladly rent your backyard...what does it even look like with so many ants anyway?

 

 

My backyard:

 
Your backyard:

 

I just spend a lot of time outside, lol. It does come with the added benefit of having a forest behind it though  B)


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#26 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 3 2022 - 5:30 PM

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Here are the species i have personally found in my neighborhood:

Brachymyrmex depilis
Camponotus herculeanus
Camponotus novaeboracensis
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus nearcticus
Formica montana
Formica subsericea
Formica limata
Formica aserva
Formuca subintegra
Formica pergandei
Lasius americanus
Lasius neoniger
Lasius subumbratus
Lasius pallitarsis
Myrmica americana
Myrmica brevispinosa
Myrmica incompleta
Polyergus Mexicanus
Solenopsis molesta

Including the rest of manitoba:

Camponotus modoc
Dolichoderus pustulatus
Dolichoderus mariae
Dolichoderus taschenbergi
Formica ulkei
Formica exsectoides
Formica dakotensis
Formica oreas
Formica obscuripes
Formica obscuriventris
Formica bradleyi
Formica fossaceps
Formica subaenescens
Formica podzolica
Formica argentea
Formica neogagates
Harpagoxenus canadensis
Lasius aphidicola
Lasius minutus
Lasius subglaber
Lasius interjectus
Lasius latipes
Lasius pubescens
Leptothorax canadensis
Myrmica monticola
Polyergus bicolor
Stenamma diecki
Tapinoma sessile
Temnothorax ambiguus
Temnothorax pilagens

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#27 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted May 3 2022 - 6:10 PM

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I mean I'd gladly rent your backyard...what does it even look like with so many ants anyway?

 

 

My backyard:

 
Your backyard:

 

I just spend a lot of time outside, lol. It does come with the added benefit of having a forest behind it though  B)

 

Ants: heyyy, look a backyard, why not move there instead of a entire forest!


Been keeping ants since January of 2021

 

Always try new things, even if its hard, hard is not impossible. We are smart and it's good to be smart but not too smart for your own good.


#28 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 4 2022 - 6:37 AM

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Tetramorium immigrans, Solenopsis carolinensis, Prenolepis/Nylanderia?, Formica fusca sp, Camponotus sp(likely dead), Ponera pennsylvanicus, Strumigenys pilinasis?


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#29 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 5 2022 - 11:06 AM

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Virginia is the meeting point between the north and south in our country. We are the northernmost point for southern species and the southernmost point for many northern species. It is extremely diverse in all manner of flora and fauna.

MD is similar, just no trachymyrmex :(  

 

We do have trachy. Just a lot rarer and in very specific spots while in the South, they're all over peoples yards and neighborhoods.


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Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#30 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted May 5 2022 - 1:16 PM

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The queens aren’t. Only fly in morning, but they will mate in captivity, or so I have heard.


My list:

Pheidole obscurithorax
Pheidole megacephala
Solenopsis invicta(Or Xyloni
Camponotus discolor
Camponotus Floridanus
Formica subsericea
Psedumyrmex sp.
Odontomachus ruginodis
Odontomachus relictus
Crematogaster spp.
Brachymyrmex spp.
Camponotus Plantas
Psedumyrmex Cubanis
(Rarely) Solenopsis gemineta
Argentine ants
Sometimes in fall Lasius queens

Virginia is the meeting point between the north and south in our country. We are the northernmost point for southern species and the southernmost point for many northern species. It is extremely diverse in all manner of flora and fauna.

MD is similar, just no trachymyrmex :(
We do have trachy. Just a lot rarer and in very specific spots while in the South, they're all over peoples yards and neighborhoods.

Down here you only get them if you look near sandy grasslands. No disturbed areas.

#31 Offline wallaby - Posted May 6 2022 - 10:03 AM

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my list:

lasius

formica (fusca group, sanguinea group)

Camponotus Modoc, pennsylvanicus, herc

Lasius

and Lasius


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#32 Offline Polyacanthus - Posted June 22 2022 - 2:00 PM

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I've found 17 species of queens in my suburban yard.

#33 Online bmb1bee - Posted June 22 2022 - 2:19 PM

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I've found 17 species of queens in my suburban yard.

What species?


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#34 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 22 2022 - 3:59 PM

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Brachymyrmex depilis (This was a single queen, quite a surprise)

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

Solenopsis "plebeius"

Solenopsis truncorum

Solenopsis xyloni

Solenopsis invicta

Linepithema humile

Pogonomyrmex californicus

Nylanderia vividula

Cardiocondyla mauritanica

Cardiocondula minutior

Hypoponera sp. 1

Hypoponera sp. 2

Hypoponera sp. 3

Crematogaster sp

Myrmentoma sp.(One male only in the pool, for this and the Crematogaster)

Pheidole navigans

Pheidole sp. 1 (dead queen in spider web)

Monomorium ergatogyna

Dorymyrmex insanus

Tetramorium bicarinatum

Strumigenys membranifera

A bit East:

Tetramorium immigrans & Parasitic Dorymyrmex or D. bicolor

A bit West:

Formica perpilosa & Tetramorium immigrans

 

All in all, not too bad for a suburban lot in coastal Socal.


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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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