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Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:00 am
by mikagussler
I live in Ohio, caught a new queen alate I haven't seen before anyone willing to try and help me ID her? Image

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Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:28 am
by scarletAsh
Hi mika, need better pictures closer up and from multiple angles

Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:19 am
by Zoron
My closest search came to identify this ant as a Solenopsis molesta. However with a lack of side views and frontal face view I am unsure if this is exactly the ant you have. Depending on size this may be an alate or a queen.
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Hope this helps
~ Asoroa

Re: RE: Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:30 am
by mikagussler
Zoron wrote:My closest search came to identify this ant as a Solenopsis molesta. However with a lack of side views and frontal face view I am unsure if this is exactly the ant you have. Depending on size this may be an alate or a queen.
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Hope this helps
~ Asoroa


No, no, that's the one. I have two. One with wings, and one that I watched mate and remove her wings. So one is an alate and one is a dealate. Thank you so much!!

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Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:48 am
by Zoron
Dealate? You mean a Queen? Also no problem

Re: RE: Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 am
by mikagussler
Zoron wrote:Dealate? You mean a Queen? Also no problem

A dealate is an alate which has removed her wings, prior to the founding process. Essentially, yes, a queen, but before she has laid any eggs.

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Re: RE: Re: Help Me Identify My New Queen!

Unread postPosted:Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:54 am
by mikagussler
scarletAsh wrote:Hi mika, need better pictures closer up and from multiple angles

Unfortunately, my nice camera isn't working at the moment. But we have conlcuded that this alate is a member of the species Solenopsis Molesta, commonly know as Thief Ants.

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