For use with species that have variations as best they can be defined.

Datatype: text
Allowed values:
Camponotus essigi "red" 0
Camponotus essigi "yellow" 4
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor" 110
Camponotus nearcticus "concolor" 91
Solenopsis xyloni "bicolor" 10
Solenopsis xyloni "concolor" 16
Veromessor andrei "black" 1
Veromessor andrei "castaneus" 18
Veromessor andrei "flavus" 1
Veromessor andrei "other" 38
Created by: arman_ arman_
Values:

Observations specifying this field

Observation Ant Morph

Photos / Sounds

What

Andre's Harvester Ant (Veromessor andrei)

Observer

crisceba

Date

November 27, 2022 03:52 PM PST
Veromessor andrei "other"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

boohoo98

Date

March 8, 2021
Solenopsis xyloni "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Andre's Harvester Ant (Veromessor andrei)

Observer

donnadugan

Date

November 17, 2022 01:44 PM PST

Description

These ants were around 1/2" give or take a fraction. They seemed to be going after a pile of scat or a pellet from a bird of prey ( they were near each other).

Veromessor andrei "other"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

ascendinghope

Date

August 20, 2022 12:00 PM MST

Description

S. xyloni (black variant) invade a termite nest of what I presume are long-jawed termites. I didn't get many good pictures since so many mosquitos kept biting me but I could tell that the termites had heavy casualties. Many worker corpses were being dragged out of the nest. I presume the termite soldiers were still mounting a defence below ground. They probably lost. There was a horde of xyloni.

Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

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What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Date

March 27, 2021 02:28 PM PDT
Solenopsis xyloni "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

mjplagens

Date

October 21, 2022 08:14 PM MST
Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

wbarrett

Date

November 12, 2022 04:22 PM MST

Description

On Opuntia fruit

Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

jfmantis

Date

September 10, 2022 03:50 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

jollygoodyellow

Date

April 10, 2021 09:34 AM ADT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

keimwj

Date

September 14, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

Description

14 Sep 2022.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Asclepias syriaca.

Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

whrenwraith

Date

May 12, 2022 05:46 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

freduchini

Date

September 3, 2022 11:50 AM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

botanicus

Date

September 27, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

Description

Camponotus cf. nearcticus. Inside a living Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) stem that we sectioned with a chainsaw.

Habitat: Red Maple (Acer rubrum) swamp, with numerous White Ash (Fraxinus americana). The shrub layer is dominated by Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and the herbaceous layer by Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum). Based on aerial images from 1937 and 1958, this area was a meadow (or, 'meadow like') until the 1940's or '50's. Beginning in 2021, or thereabouts, the White Ash have begun to die-back due to Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis). Some of the Red Maple have also died, possibly due to the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), which has been noted in abundance on the Red Maples.

Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

froggy143

Date

October 3, 2022 11:46 PM MST

Description

A large colony was moving their location. A dealate queen along with a few alate queens were seen, but no males. They had many rove beetles associated with them, along with one silverfish.

Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

zdanko

Date

September 23, 2022 03:53 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

ciircuitdragon

Date

October 1, 2022 04:17 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

graytreefrog

Date

April 20, 2021 03:37 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

alterphase

Date

September 24, 2022

Description

ID here is for the ants working on the tarantula.

Posted to show the ants' behavior of building a partial anthill (sand on the asphalt) around this dead tarantula while they work on it.

Sept 23 - tarantula was found dead with no apparent damage. There was no sand around it on the asphalt at that time. Prior photos: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136244410

Sept 24 - (current photos) small ants were streaming between the corpse and a crack between the asphalt and a wall. They built a low anthill around the tarantula to work on it. Why?
Sept 25 - only a couple ants left there; the sand may be a little higher than when I photographed it.

Ants in the first 2 photos might be identifiable.

Tags

Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

shmugrizzle

Date

September 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

kiwikiu

Date

September 24, 2022 08:10 PM MST
Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

peakaytea

Date

May 23, 2021 04:42 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fire Ant (Solenopsis xyloni)

Observer

froggy143

Date

September 21, 2022 02:42 PM MST
Solenopsis xyloni "concolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

graytreefrog

Date

July 16, 2020 11:52 AM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

chrischimaera

Date

September 18, 2022 03:20 PM EDT

Place

5th Street (Google, OSM)
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Andre's Harvester Ant (Veromessor andrei)

Observer

reignofrage

Date

September 18, 2022 11:41 AM PDT
Veromessor andrei "flavus"

Photos / Sounds

What

Andre's Harvester Ant (Veromessor andrei)

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

September 17, 2022 11:45 AM PDT
Veromessor andrei "black"

Photos / Sounds

What

Carpenter and Sugar Ants (Genus Camponotus)

Observer

seeturtle

Date

September 13, 2022 10:43 AM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

woolcarderbee

Date

May 7, 2012 02:01 PM CDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

desolatethoughts

Date

April 30, 2022 04:15 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"

Photos / Sounds

What

Nearctic Carpenter Ant (Camponotus nearcticus)

Observer

rinwolfe

Date

May 4, 2022 03:35 PM EDT
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor"
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Comments

I'll format this better later
Camponotus essigi "red" | lighter head
Camponotus essigi "yellow" | darker head
Camponotus nearcticus "bicolor" | anything else, ranging from just lighter mesosoma to head and gaster too; grouped due to being transitional even within a colony
Camponotus nearcticus "concolor" | jet black
Solenopsis xyloni "bicolor" | black gaster
Solenopsis xyloni "concolor" | jet black
Veromessor andrei "black" | jet black
Veromessor andrei "castaneus" | former subspecies
Veromessor andrei "flavus" | former subspecies
Veromessor andrei "other" | anything else, ranging from slight lighter coloration to distinct bicoloration; grouped due to being so transitional

Posted by arman_ 5 months ago (Flag)

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