The following ants are all found in my yard here in suburban Illinois. What are they?
I’ll post answers on Tuesday. If you’re lost, try here.
$1 = Myrmica – maybe fracticornis?
#4 = Tapinoma sessile?
I’m an ant noob 🙂
My guess :p
#1 Myrmica fracticornis
#2 Tetramorium caespitum
#3 Lasius alienus
#4 Tapinoma sessile
#5 Myrmecina americana
#6 Cannot make up my mind.
#1 Myrmica, but not fracticornis (possibly punctiventris)
#2 Tetramorium species E
#6 Pheidole pilifera (minor worker)
Wow, great site. I am identifying my ants in my backyard. So far I have identified Formica Fusca. Hopefully I am right with my identification. Is color just as important as morphology with the different Formicas.
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