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unknown ant with flat looking face- Cochise Co. SE AZ


Best Answer mbullock42086 , July 5 2024 - 12:14 PM

Colobopsis?

 Correct, i had actually figured it out late last night as i was getting to sleep.  i finally went "hey wait a minute some Camponotus have a weird face like that"

 

Can you tell me where you found her? I mean which area in which country, like that.

it's in the title lol.  southeast arizona, cochise county

 

Colobopsis papago

this seems to be correct, as i cannot find info on other colobopsis in this region. thank you.  i had actually figured it out last night before i dozed off lol, at least to genus.

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#1 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted July 5 2024 - 4:03 AM

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 Almost overlooked her, she came to my light sheet.  small, approx. 7mm

 note the flat face, her mandibles close all the way in, causing a box-like shape

 can't figure her out.



#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 5 2024 - 5:25 AM

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#3 Offline enceladussmartants - Posted July 5 2024 - 5:38 AM

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Can you tell me where you found her? I mean which area in which country, like that.


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#5 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted July 5 2024 - 12:14 PM   Best Answer

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Colobopsis?

 Correct, i had actually figured it out late last night as i was getting to sleep.  i finally went "hey wait a minute some Camponotus have a weird face like that"

 

Can you tell me where you found her? I mean which area in which country, like that.

it's in the title lol.  southeast arizona, cochise county

 

Colobopsis papago

this seems to be correct, as i cannot find info on other colobopsis in this region. thank you.  i had actually figured it out last night before i dozed off lol, at least to genus.



#6 Online Stubyvast - Posted July 5 2024 - 7:01 PM

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CORK HEADED ANTSSSSS yes definitely colobopsis, but as I don't live where these are found I couldn't tell you what type precisely. I love these types of ants! If you succeed in raising them to a colony you should make a small entrance that the majors can block with their heads when in danger. It would be super cool to see in captive conditions!


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Currently raising: 

Myrmica Rubra (polygynous 2 queen + brood)

Camponotus Modoc (single queen + brood)

Camponotus Vicinus (two single queens + brood)

Lasius Niger (single queen + ~60+ workers)

Tetramorium immigrans (single queen)

Temporarily keeping IdioticMouse26's ants/tarantula until August 12th as he is away. Thanks IM26!

 

 


#7 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted July 6 2024 - 10:17 AM

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They’ve already identified this Colobopsis queen.

Edited by The_Gaming-gate, July 6 2024 - 10:18 AM.

Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

 





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