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Ant ID help - Formica subsericea

Ant ID help - Formica subsericea
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
May 12, 2019
Is there anyway to know what this ant is? They were all over our cherry tree, checking out all the leaf buds. Today I saw them on the peonies too. Any suggestion is very appreciated

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Ant ID help - Formica subsericea Ant ID help - Formica subsericea Ant ID help - Formica subsericea

Moved
Moved from Ants.

 
I guess the ocelli are just t
I guess the ocelli are just totally in shadow?

 
Seth, are ocelli critical t
Seth, are ocelli critical to ID this picture to the species level? If so, I will try to take more pictures today to include ocelli in the image. Thanks.

 
No, ocelli are genus level (o
No, ocelli are genus level (one of the Lasius/Formica distinctions). I'm sure Dr. Trager is correct - I'm pretty novice.

 
I see. Thanks for telling me
I see. Thanks for telling me the difference between these two Genera. I work with bees and have no clue whatsoever with ants. You know a lot more than I do!

 
Thanks for the ID.
Thanks for the ID.

Lasius alienus
Lasius alienus I think

Moved to Formicidae for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Others will take the ID further.

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