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Florida, central west ant id please


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#1 Offline Jvlaurel - Posted September 20 2022 - 7:56 AM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: western Central florida
2. Date of collection: early august
3. Habitat of collection: pool
4. Length (from head to gaster): 7-8mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black
6. Distinguishing characteristics:
7. Distinguishing behavior:
8. Nest description:

9. Nuptial flight time and date:early august

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#2 Online United-Ants - Posted September 20 2022 - 8:02 AM

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Camponotus  sexguttatus


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#3 Offline Aaron567 - Posted September 22 2022 - 5:27 PM

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Agreed with Camponotus sexguttatus. An introduced neotropical species that is quickly spreading up the peninsula.



#4 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted September 23 2022 - 5:00 AM

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Agreed with Camponotus sexguttatus. An introduced neotropical species that is quickly spreading up the peninsula.

invasive in a bad way?


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#5 Offline Jvlaurel - Posted September 26 2022 - 4:58 PM

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Thank you all.

#6 Offline Aaron567 - Posted September 27 2022 - 4:47 AM

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Agreed with Camponotus sexguttatus. An introduced neotropical species that is quickly spreading up the peninsula.

invasive in a bad way?

 

 

There is currently no evidence that they are ecologically destructive or a pest species.


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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted September 27 2022 - 5:07 AM

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Agreed with Camponotus sexguttatus. An introduced neotropical species that is quickly spreading up the peninsula.

invasive in a bad way?

 

 

There is currently no evidence that they are ecologically destructive or a pest species.

 

ok thanks!


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