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pheidole temnothorax worker

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#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 3 2018 - 2:24 PM

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1. Location: Mojave Desert, Nevada side

2. Date: March 20, 2018
3. Habitat: Desert
4. Length: About 2 - 4mm
5. Color: Dark Orange, with yellow abdomen
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Has a black circle like symbol on their abdomen. Not all are identically on the same part of their abdomen
7. Distinguishing behavior: Slow moving
8. Nest description: Small cone like nests that are similar to Dorymyrmex nests.

 

Haven't spotted any alates, but were moving out small gravel from their nest. Either they are getting ready for a nuptial flight or they just got out of hibernation. The closest species that I could find that could be these ones were Temnothorax curvispinosus.

 

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Not sure which one works, as I cannot add any pictures through gallery, and I can't find any other free website that lets you paste a direct link

 

 

EDIT: Ok, I got it working. Thanks everyone from the previous post who helped!


Edited by Ender Ants, June 3 2018 - 6:08 PM.


#2 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 3 2018 - 9:46 PM

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Leaning towards Pheidole gilvescens, as @gcsnelling suggested.

Edited by YsTheAnt, June 3 2018 - 10:01 PM.

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#3 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 4 2018 - 12:58 PM

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Leaning towards Pheidole gilvescens, as @gcsnelling suggested.

Yup, most likely that species. Thank you!



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 4 2018 - 5:34 PM

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You know you can edit your original thread, right? Not sure why we needed two threads for the same thing.


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