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Split, Croatia, S. Europe - 30 May 2018

queen id camponotus europe

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#1 Offline skocko76 - Posted June 1 2018 - 1:48 AM


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1. Location of collection: By the road of a pine & cypress forested recreational zone in immediate vicinity of sea. Some fig trees as well.

2. Date of collection: 30th May 2018.
3. Habitat of collection: Pine forest on sea coast, oriented South, cliffy
4. Length : cca 10mm
5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Black with dark red head, distinguishable under light
6. Distinguishing characteristics : dark red head, red sheen
7. Anything else distinctive: not to my eye.
8. Nest description : n/a.
9 . Post the clearest pictures possible: the test tube is plastic and not very clear. sorry.


I could find no others.

Potentially Camponotus lateralis?


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#2 Offline Barristan - Posted June 1 2018 - 2:00 AM


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I agree with you on Camponotus lateralis. Beautiful Camponotus species, enjoy keeping them.

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