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Queen Ant ID (Myrmecocystus testaceus) (Lake of the Woods, California) (4-30-2014)

myrmecocystus ant id dspdrew lake of the woods california queen founding chamber

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 30 2014 - 9:46 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA
1. Location of collection:  Lake of the Woods, California.
2. Date of collection:  4-12-2014.
3. Habitat of collection:  Chaparral/Pine Forest.
4. Length (from head to gaster):  10mm.
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Yellow anterior head, dark brown posterior head, dark brown thorax, light brown gaster, yellow legs.
6. Distinguishing characteristics:  
7. Anything else distinctive: 
8. Nest description:
Founding Nest

#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 30 2014 - 9:48 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

I'm pretty sure this is M. testaceus.

#3 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 17 2014 - 2:23 PM


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Do these have repletes?

#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 17 2014 - 6:12 PM

  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

They sure do. I'm pretty sure all Honeypot ants have repletes.

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