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Two ant queens needing ID (Florida)

florida queen ants large ant pool

Best Answer VoidElecent , June 23 2017 - 5:51 PM

1. Solenopsis invicta

2. Camponotus decipiens / C. floridanus / C. discolor

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#1 Offline Omni - Posted June 23 2017 - 5:11 PM



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Collection: Middle Florida

Today's Date: June 23, 2017


Queen #1

Collection: Backyard pool

Date of Collection: June 15, 2017

Habitat: Seems to be the surrounding grassy area by the bushes, I see worker ants of similar coloration there all the time.

Length: Roughly 6-8mm

Coloration: Seems to be a dark red with some black on her gaster.

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Queen #2

1. Trunk of car (trust me I was surprised)

2. June 20, 2017
3. Next to a golf course, so most likely form there.
4. 12-14 mm (Used ruler)

5. Dark red on head and thorax, but black gaster.
My guess was Camponotus floridanus, but I'm not sure.

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Thank you for your time!

#2 Offline VoidElecent - Posted June 23 2017 - 5:51 PM   Best Answer



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1. Solenopsis invicta

2. Camponotus decipiens / C. floridanus / C. discolor

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#3 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 23 2017 - 6:09 PM


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Solenopsis invicta and Camponotus floridanus

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