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Denver co USA 9-17-23 caught June/july


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#1 Offline Nogbert - Posted September 17 2023 - 1:33 PM

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1. Location (on a map) of collection: southwest Denver
2. Date of collection: June or July. Can’t remember
3. Habitat of collection: urban
4. Length (from head to gaster): Queen 9mm nanitics 5mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Queen amber head and thorax black/dark gaster. Nanitics are very dark
6. Distinguishing characteristics: na
7. Distinguishing behavior: na
8. Nest description: na
9. Nuptial flight time and date: caught midday

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#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted September 17 2023 - 1:51 PM

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Formica pallidefulva
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#3 Offline Nogbert - Posted September 17 2023 - 2:21 PM

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Thanks!

#4 Offline Nogbert - Posted September 17 2023 - 2:28 PM

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Worth mentioning that the pupae form cocoons. Last year I had another ant IDd as F pallidefulva but it had cocoonless pupae

#5 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted September 17 2023 - 2:54 PM

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I've seen Formica colonies with cocoonless and cocoon pupae I don't think it matters.




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