Help ID Ant in Eastern MA
Offline - Posted June 8 2023 - 10:10 AM
I am looking to see if what species of ant this is. I am also not sure if it is a major or queen. Just looked really unique compared to the other ants I saw. It had a black head and a yellow thorax and yellow gaster with strips. It is about 10 to 12 mm long.
It was collected in Mendon MA on June 8th 2023. The ant was walking around on my driveway. There are woods to one side of the driveway and my yard on the other. I did not see any other ants that looked like this.
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Offline - Posted June 8 2023 - 10:29 AM
Any advice on finding Camponotus queens? Seems to be the majority ants I am seeing.
Offline - Posted June 8 2023 - 10:50 AM
Offline - Posted June 8 2023 - 11:25 AM
maybe a dark camponotus chromaiodes
So funny enough I went to get my mail and I believe I did finally find a Camponotus queen running across the driveway. I do see wing scars, hopefully the photo shows them. Mostly black with a slightly red striped gaster and Over 12mm. Not sure what species though.
Offline - Posted June 8 2023 - 11:45 AM
Online - Posted June 8 2023 - 11:50 AM
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.
Offline - Posted June 14 2023 - 8:20 AM
Note, no C. herculeanus in eastern MA. You'd have to go north to find them.
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