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#1 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 23 2023 - 4:26 PM

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Few weeks ago
Sandy soil
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Eastern LI
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Are these Brachyponera chinensis because if so I see why people making a big deal out of them they were everywhere and dominating most of the diversity. These and lasius.

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 23 2023 - 4:28 PM

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I can’t find any ants in the photo.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:01 PM

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probably Dorymyrmex grandulus

#4 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:21 PM

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Here’s a cropC8CCD8CC-7EFC-4B92-80EB-AE5BD888C658.jpeg

#5 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:27 PM

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probably Dorymyrmex grandulus


How would I go about catching a flight

#6 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:39 PM

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Looks a lot more like Forelius pruinosus

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#7 Offline LowQualityAnts - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:53 PM

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Definitely not brachyponera.

#8 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 23 2023 - 7:14 PM

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Looks a lot more like Forelius pruinosus


yeah, I could see that. Especially with the new cropped pic.

#9 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 24 2023 - 5:48 AM

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Its definitely dorymyrmex grandulus. No pruinosus morph is THAT dark.

#10 Offline Aaron567 - Posted May 24 2023 - 7:12 AM

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The overall shape looks more like Forelius to me.

 

 

Its definitely dorymyrmex grandulus. No pruinosus morph is THAT dark.

 

The pruinosus throughout Florida and most of the southeast are this dark. I wouldn't be surprised if these dark "coastal plain" pruinosus are also present in Long Island given that several other primarily southeastern ants live there.


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#11 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted May 24 2023 - 7:42 AM

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I’ll try to get a pic of them when a travel there again. I don’t know if this will help but they were very fast in their movement kind of like formica. They were also small probably 4 mm. Forelius was my first guess

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#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 24 2023 - 8:15 AM

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Get a macro lens if you can. 


"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.




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