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Worker or queen?

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#1 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 21 2022 - 9:57 AM

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1. Troy Michigan, in my house

2. 5/21/2022

3. Collected today 

4. Habitat unknown

5. About 4 - 6 mm long

6. Black with maybe slight dark red in the middle

7. Everything else I have left out is unknown as I have captured this ant in my house

 

I'm fairly sure its a worker

 

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Edited by Antlover23, May 21 2022 - 10:20 AM.


#2 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 21 2022 - 10:09 AM

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Possibly Camponotus, can't really tell without pictures.



#3 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 21 2022 - 10:21 AM

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its too small to be camponotus. Its comparable to a lasuis neoniger worker size, just slightly bigger, maybe one mm or so bigger.

And I added the pictures now. There was a issue before


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#4 Online Manitobant - Posted May 21 2022 - 10:40 AM

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Camponotus are some of the largest ants in North America. What do you mean it’s “too big?”
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#5 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 21 2022 - 11:34 AM

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Sorry I meant small



#6 Online Manitobant - Posted May 21 2022 - 11:42 AM

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Oh well this appears to be a worker in the subgenus myrmentoma, which are much smaller than most camponotus.

#7 Offline Antlover23 - Posted May 21 2022 - 4:15 PM

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Ok thanks! 
 

I suspected it was a worker because it was too small to be a queen, and I couldn’t see any wing scars.



#8 Offline James C. Trager - Posted May 22 2022 - 6:40 AM

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And to be clear, Camponotus (Myrmentoma) nearcticus is a small species that does enter houses in eastern USA. 

This one looks like it. 







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