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Unidentified Myrmica sp.?

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#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted September 15 2018 - 11:15 AM

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I originally thought that this species was either Manica, or Myrmica, but after closer inspection I think I am going with Myrmica. This is the first time that I've seen a Myrmica sp. (if it is one), so I would like to know other's opinions on what this could be. 

 

Length: 4mm

Coloration: Abdomen: Solid Black. Thorax: Dark Red/Brown. Head: Dark Brown/Dark Red. Antennae: Light Brown. Legs: Dark Brown/Dark Red]

Location: Nevada

 

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#2 Offline ZllGGY - Posted September 15 2018 - 11:17 AM

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definitely myrmica but can't quite narrow the exact species


Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 16 2018 - 2:39 PM

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I think I caught this species too. I have 4 queens being housed together.



#4 Offline Major - Posted September 16 2018 - 4:01 PM

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Myrmica spp. need to be looked at under a microscope to get a proper ID down to the species. You also need to use the correct ID format. I'm not sure if you are aware, but this is a worker, not a queen.
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#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 22 2018 - 8:45 AM

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Mine died a while ago. :*(



#6 Offline Jean - Posted November 22 2018 - 12:19 PM

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The combination of body shape, striations, and coloring certainly seems to indicate myrmica sp. but a closer shot would help. 



#7 Offline Major - Posted November 23 2018 - 10:18 AM

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The combination of body shape, striations, and coloring certainly seems to indicate myrmica sp. but a closer shot would help.


Everyone knows it's Myrmica sp. The thread is LITTERLY named "Unidentified Myrmica sp." You cannot identify Myrmica down to the sp. (you can do genus) without microscope pics. Also, this thread is pretty old.
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#8 Offline Jean - Posted November 23 2018 - 7:02 PM

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Thanks Major for correcting me, I read the post differently since there was a question mark in the original post!







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