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Camponotus is flying in the Boise area


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#1 Offline Reacker - Posted April 27 2018 - 6:32 PM

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I saw numerous queens of a couple species in the middle of town today. Conditions: low 80s F, high humidity, somewhat overcast, slight drizzle. Perfect flight weather basically.

 

I think this is C. modoc but my taxonomy skills are as low as my motivation to check properly. This is as good a photo as I can take unfortunately. Can you believe that the queen is just a couple inches away from a bright LED lamp?

 

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The other species was less common, a bit smaller, and had a tannish thorax. The queen I captured to photograph escaped from the zippered pocket I was keeping her in unfortunately.


Edited by Reacker, April 27 2018 - 7:38 PM.

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#2 Offline nurbs - Posted April 27 2018 - 7:01 PM

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If you're on the west side, it is most likely a Murdoc I mean Modoc (anyone here WOW?).

 

If you're on the mid to east coast, most likely pennsylvanicus.

 

The alternating matte/shiny tergites are distinctive to both and a sure sign of either.

 

 

 

 

I saw numerous queens of a couple species in the middle of town today. Conditions: low 80s F, high humidity, somewhat overcast, slight drizzle. Perfect flight weather basically.

 

I think this is C. murdoc but my taxonomy skills are as low as my motivation to check properly. This is as good a photo as I can take unfortunately. Can you believe that the queen is just a couple inches away from a bright LED lamp?

 

The other species was less common, a bit smaller, and had a tannish thorax. The queen I captured to photograph escaped from the zippered pocket I was keeping her in unfortunately.


Edited by nurbs, April 27 2018 - 7:02 PM.

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#3 Offline Reacker - Posted April 27 2018 - 7:38 PM

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Fixed, thanks lol.



#4 Offline CallMeCraven - Posted April 28 2018 - 11:24 AM

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For some reason I just now made the connection of your location in Potatonia as Idaho...


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