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What are these orange ants? - Lasius interjectus

What are these orange ants? - Lasius interjectus
Howard County, Maryland, USA
June 30, 2007
Size: 10 mm rough guess
These orange bugs (ants?) were crawling all over some mowed grass. They looked like they might be recently emerged, because their wings were pale. This photo shows the collection; the other two photos show closeups of one ant.

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What are these orange ants? - Lasius interjectus What are these orange ants? - Lasius interjectus What are these orange ants? - Lasius interjectus



Citronella Ants?
Or maybe one of the related species in the genus Lasius.

Lasius Acanthomyops, all one
Lasius Acanthomyops, all one and the same by most definitions these days, however Lasius is the accepted name.

Thank you.
Sounds like it's not identifiable to species, but is to subgenus. Is there a way I can move these photos to subgenus Acanthomyops without putting it under a species?

Tom Murray created a guide page for another Subgenus Acanthomyops image, but it's a sort of unnatural hybrid between a species and a subgenus page, and I'm not sure of the best way to fix it.

Yes, I saw that guide page,
and I agree about the "unnatural hybrid" part. What about fixing it by putting the species Lasius latipes as a separate page under the subgenus Acanthomyops page? Then photos of Acanthomyops that can't be ID'd to species can go on the subgenus page.

Moved to Acanthomyops
I just noticed that Acanthomyops is in the guide as a genus. I think it's best to put everything there for now- we should be consistent, at least. Later on, if we decide to recreate it as a subgenus, they'll all be in one place where we can find them.

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