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#1 Offline Luka1709 - Posted June 24 2022 - 2:31 PM

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Hello! I'm still fairly new to antkeeping so I require some help identifying this ant  :D

I found her roaming on my porch in Croatia, southwestern europe

I'd say it is a camponotus vagus but what really interests me is if she is an actual queen or just a major

Here are some pics of her, she is about 16mm long 

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 24 2022 - 2:33 PM

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Camponotus vagus


Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica lasiodes, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!

 

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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#3 Offline Luka1709 - Posted June 24 2022 - 2:36 PM

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Camponotus vagus

Thank you! Do you maybe know if it is a queen or major?



#4 Offline NicholasP - Posted June 24 2022 - 2:59 PM

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Are we 100% sure that this isn't possibly a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus major?



#5 Online ANTdrew - Posted June 24 2022 - 3:03 PM

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Major worker

Are we 100% sure that this isn't possibly a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus major?

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#6 Offline Tai_pan1 - Posted June 24 2022 - 3:57 PM

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Are we 100% sure that this isn't possibly a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus major?

Considering it was found in Croatia, I’d say ANTdrew is 100% sure.



#7 Offline bmb1bee - Posted June 24 2022 - 6:19 PM

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Camponotus vagus

Thank you! Do you maybe know if it is a queen or major?
Definitely a major, the queens have larger thoraxes, which is the middle part of the body.

Wishlist ants I hope to catch on an anting trip (hopefully next year)

     - Stenamma sp.

     - Formica moki

     - Veromessor andrei

     - Strumigenys membranifera

     - Stigmatomma pallipes

 

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#8 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted June 25 2022 - 10:44 AM

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Yes, a major



#9 Offline Kristijan - Posted August 4 2022 - 8:39 AM

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Greetings from Zagreb, this is a C. vagus major as people already said, unfortunately their flights stopped ~3 months ago, in Zagreb they fly from beginning to mid May and though they usually have more flights in the beginning of June I've never seen this happen in Zagreb, biggest flights I recorded this year were in Maksimir on 2.5. and 10.5.






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