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Two Ant IDs - Jasper, IN

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Best Answer Mettcollsuss , May 22 2023 - 12:09 PM

Formica pallidefulva group, likely incerta but should wait for some non-nanitic workers to ID for sure, and Aphaenogaster tennesseensis Go to the full post


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#1 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 22 2023 - 11:14 AM

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Hi all, it's been a while and my identification skills are a bit rusty, so I want a little bit of help with two dealates that I found yesterday:

 

 

Queen #1:

Location: Jasper, Indiana

Date of collection: May 21st

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Size: 9 mm

Distinguishing features: none

 

- I found this queen a bit early for what I'm used to finding queens around here. I'm pretty sure that she's a Formica species, but beyond that I'm not sure.

 

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Queen #2:

Location: Jasper, Indiana

Date of collection: May 21st

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Size: 4.5 mm

Distinguishing features: very tiny

 

- I found this queen in the same spot right after I found the previous queen, she appears to be an Aphaenogaster queen, and I'm kind of hoping that she's not A. tennesseensis because I don't really want to deal with social parasites right now ahah.

 

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#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 22 2023 - 12:09 PM   Best Answer

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Formica pallidefulva group, likely incerta but should wait for some non-nanitic workers to ID for sure, and Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

Edited by Mettcollsuss, May 22 2023 - 12:09 PM.

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#3 Offline LowQualityAnts - Posted May 22 2023 - 5:26 PM

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Those are some nice pictures
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#4 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted May 22 2023 - 6:00 PM

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Those are some nice pictures


Agreed
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Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

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Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#5 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 24 2023 - 10:47 AM

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That camera do you use?

#6 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 25 2023 - 11:07 AM

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That camera do you use?

Here’s my guide, camera mentioned at the top of post. It’s a pretty old camera lol.

https://www.formicul...graphy-methods/

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#7 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 25 2023 - 1:54 PM

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I will definitely use that.
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