ID for Pheidole found in Florida?
Offline - Posted February 2 2023 - 6:44 AM
Online - Posted February 2 2023 - 7:15 AM
Yeah it does look like P. obscurithorax, but it will be nearly impossible to confirm without better photos.
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Offline - Posted February 3 2023 - 8:25 AM
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Polyergus Mexicanus: https://www.formicul...gs/#entry175528
Lasius minutus: https://www.formicul...cs/#entry174811
Lasius latipes: https://www.formicul...gs/#entry206449
General acanthomyops journal: https://www.formicul...yops-with-eggs/
Offline - Posted February 3 2023 - 8:29 AM
I'd agree with Manitobant, Pheidole obscurithorax appears to only be found in northern and central Florida, and queens also appear to not be as shiny as these. Pheidole megacephala on the other hand, is a common invasive across all of Florida, and colonies are known to be highly polygynous.
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Offline - Posted March 22 2023 - 4:17 PM
Sorry to bump an older topic--this is Pheidole megacephala.
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