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#1 Offline sterlinggold - Posted May 28 2023 - 6:16 PM

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Hello experts, can I please get help identifying these ants 1/8 to 1/4 inch, active early AM and PM. When looking at them from above the top abdomen looks like it has a gray patch.  They are mostly under pavement slabs but also raise mounds on turf. Google image search results are citronella or crazy Caribbean but I'm not sure. thank you in advance.

 

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#2 Offline KadinB - Posted May 28 2023 - 8:01 PM

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Lasius subgenus I think. I'm not familiar with ants from the east.



#3 Offline sterlinggold - Posted May 28 2023 - 8:46 PM

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Thank you! yes looks exactly like Turfgrass Ant. appreciate the knowledge!

 

Lasius subgenus I think. I'm not familiar with ants from the east.


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#4 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted May 28 2023 - 11:34 PM

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Definitely a species of Lasius.



#5 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 29 2023 - 5:48 AM

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Lasius neoniger yes

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