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Found a queen ant yesterday


Best Answer United-Ants , March 17 2023 - 1:12 PM

Most likely prenoleps imparis Go to the full post


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#1 Offline Shinywooloo - Posted March 17 2023 - 10:48 AM

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(Sorry i can't provide a video or photo, i'll try my best to describe it)

Yesterday, I was on a walk (It was March 16 PTC) and I found a queen ant. She's light brown in color, with lighter, almost yellowish sorta long legs. She has what looks like a stinger or something at the end of her gaster, and she's a little bigger than my Lasius Crypticus queen. She has a large, a little long gaster and a short middle. I was thinking she might be a Winter ant, but I'm not sure.


Edited by Shinywooloo, March 17 2023 - 10:49 AM.


#2 Offline United-Ants - Posted March 17 2023 - 1:12 PM   Best Answer

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Most likely prenoleps imparis
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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted March 17 2023 - 3:03 PM

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Yeah this is one of the few instances where it’s possible to identify a queen without any photos as prenolepis are the only thing currently flying.

#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 19 2023 - 9:55 AM

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Impossible to know without even giving your location.



#5 Offline Shinywooloo - Posted March 22 2023 - 3:53 PM

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I'm in California

#6 Online bmb1bee - Posted March 23 2023 - 7:56 AM

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I'm in California

Makes sense, Prenolepis are pretty much the only ant currently flying that matches that description.


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