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Ant Queen ID needed Riondel B.C Canada.

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#1 Offline antsriondel - Posted October 26 2023 - 5:14 PM

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Todays date: Oct 26, 2023

I was flipping rocks in my backyard and happened to come across this beauty.

Date caught: Oct 25, 2023.

Location: Riondel British Columbia Canada.

Habitat of collection: Forest undergrowth.

Size in mm: 7 mm.

Coloration: She is a dark reddish black color.

Distinguishing features: Her color is quite beautiful.

Distinctive characteristics: She is the most chill Queen I have ever caught.

 

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I believe she is some species of Aphaenogaster but I have never seen her before so I have no idea. Thanks for any help!



#2 Offline OiledOlives - Posted October 26 2023 - 5:25 PM

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Myrmica



#3 Offline 100lols - Posted October 27 2023 - 7:17 AM

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Definitely looks like Myrmica… maybe Myrmica incompleta? Hard to say with those pictures.

#4 Offline OiledOlives - Posted October 27 2023 - 10:19 AM

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It's best to not guess at a species with Myrmica with phone photos, especially not in a region where there's such high Myrmica diversity.


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#5 Offline 100lols - Posted October 27 2023 - 12:50 PM

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It's best to not guess at a species with Myrmica with phone photos, especially not in a region where there's such high Myrmica diversity.

Ahh, thank you for your insight! :)




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