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#1 Offline Flu1d - Posted June 4 2023 - 7:01 PM

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I am pretty sure that this is P. bicarinata, however for some reason these 2 were slightly longer than the rest of the bicarinata I have caught tonight and their gaster seemed slightly less round so I just wanted to make sure I didn't have something else.

1. Location (on a map) of collection: Northwest FL, USA
2. Date of collection: 6/04/2023
3. Habitat of collection: blacklight
4. Length (from head to gaster): 6-7mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: their pattern isn't far from P bicarinata
6. Distinguishing characteristics: none
7. Distinguishing behavior: sitting still on wet cotton
8. Nest description: n/a

9. Nuptial flight time and date: between 8 and 8:30 PM on 6/04/2023


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#2 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted June 5 2023 - 12:37 PM

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Just a guess, Pheidole tysoni maybe?


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#3 Offline Flu1d - Posted June 5 2023 - 1:33 PM

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I believe P. tysoni are smaller than P. bicarinata. That being said, I have not seen P. tysoni in person before so I could be wrong there, I am just going off of this reference:

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But you may have more experience with them than I do, I am still pretty new to id'ing ants and new to ants in general.
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#4 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted June 5 2023 - 1:51 PM

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Not sure. I don't have experience with Florida species. 


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#5 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 5 2023 - 9:36 PM

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Yes, P. bicarinata



#6 Offline Flu1d - Posted June 6 2023 - 11:06 AM

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Yes, P. bicarinata


Thanks for the reply! I wasn't 100% certain due to the fact they looked longer than the other and less round in the same tube, but I suppose all ants have a little bit of leeway when it comes to size variations




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