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Best Answer NickAnter , June 21 2022 - 10:04 PM

Lasius interjectus

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#1 Offline Polyacanthus - Posted June 21 2022 - 7:47 PM

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Last night I was out after dark checking for Camponotus stragglers and the only thing I saw was this queen on the pavement dying. I'm not familiar with it. Any ideas? It's probably 8mm.

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 21 2022 - 10:04 PM   Best Answer

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Lasius interjectus


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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.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#3 Offline NicholasP - Posted June 22 2022 - 8:40 AM

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So lucky!!! I've been looking all over the place every evening for them and nothing. nada.



#4 Offline Polyacanthus - Posted June 22 2022 - 1:49 PM

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Lasius interjectus


Thanks. I figured the hairs would give it away.

#5 Offline Polyacanthus - Posted June 22 2022 - 1:54 PM

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So lucky!!! I've been looking all over the place every evening for them and nothing. nada.


Well not THAT lucky, she's dead. She was almost dead when I found her. I didn't see any more of them. But now that I know they're around I'll keep looking. I didn't know anything other than Camponotus was out.
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#6 Offline NicholasP - Posted June 22 2022 - 7:15 PM

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What time did you find it if you don't mind me asking?


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#7 Offline Polyacanthus - Posted June 22 2022 - 7:39 PM

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She was on her back in my driveway about 11:30pm.




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