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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 2018-07-15

queen ant id request queens formica myrmica

Best Answer LC3 , July 16 2018 - 11:00 AM

First queen is likely Myrmica specioides if not M. rubra since those are the likely species around these areas. The Formica queen may be F. pacifica as I’ve heard they have been flying recently. Go to the full post


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#1 Offline proto - Posted July 16 2018 - 8:21 AM

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I caught several queens yesterday and am really curious about the second one.  It still has the wings, but I really hope it's Formica of the kind that move around really fast that I've noticed in a nearby area (where workers were mostly red with some black in color).

 

Myrmica??

Location:  Surrey, BC, Canada (Low shrub field next to the community garden) [coordinates:  49.181745, -122.790614]

Date of Collection:  July 14, 2018

Habitat:  wood chips covering the ground in open area of low shrub field with long grasses (2ft tall grasses and shrubs surrounding the area).

Length:  5mm

Coloration:  mixed brown and black with yellowish legs, antenae, and mandibles.

Distinguishing characteristics:  two petioles, spikes at the end of the thorax, fine hairs all over the body, 12 antennae segments

caught wandering around close to 7pm.

 

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Formica??

Location:  Surrey, BC, Canada (near Tynehead forest) [coordinates 49.177617, -122.778464]

Date of Collection:  July 15, 2018

Habitat:  unknown. i saw it climbing the glass at the McDonalds

Length:  10mm

Coloration:  mostly brown with some black,  and brownish legs, antenae, and mandibles.

Distinguishing characteristics:  one petiole, a very distinctive light brown V in center of thorax, a matte surface,  expanded parts of the gaster is shiny,12 antennae segments

caught crawling around close to 6:30pm along the side of a mcdonalds near the forest.

 

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Location:  Surrey, BC, Canada (Low shrub field next to the community garden) [coordinates:  49.181745, -122.790614]

Date of Collection:  July 14, 2018

Habitat:  wood chips covering the ground in open area of low shrub field with long grasses (2ft tall grasses and shrubs surrounding the area).

Length:  5mm

Coloration:  mixed brown and black with yellowish legs, antenae, and mandibles.

Distinguishing characteristics:  two petioles, spikes at the end of the thorax, fine hairs all over the body, 12 antennae segments

caught wandering around close to 7pm.


I'm new to this as of May 2017 and I'd have to say that this site is such an amazing resource. Having pros helping to ID ants is incredible and super helpful.  I will be applying to GAN Project for Vancouver (lower mainland) once I have some worker colonies as per Ants Canada.

  • Formica podzolica (12)
  • Lasius alienus (33)
  • Myrmica sp. (3)

#2 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 16 2018 - 8:32 AM

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Looks like you are correct about both. Someone with more experience could probably ID that Formica queen.


Edited by AntsAreUs, July 16 2018 - 8:33 AM.


#3 Offline LC3 - Posted July 16 2018 - 11:00 AM   Best Answer

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First queen is likely Myrmica specioides if not M. rubra since those are the likely species around these areas. The Formica queen may be F. pacifica as I’ve heard they have been flying recently.
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#4 Offline proto - Posted July 16 2018 - 2:13 PM

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If anyone knows the exact species for the Myrmica would be appreciated.  What other detail would be needed to make the necessary determination?

 

Thanks in advance.


I'm new to this as of May 2017 and I'd have to say that this site is such an amazing resource. Having pros helping to ID ants is incredible and super helpful.  I will be applying to GAN Project for Vancouver (lower mainland) once I have some worker colonies as per Ants Canada.

  • Formica podzolica (12)
  • Lasius alienus (33)
  • Myrmica sp. (3)





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