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Ants - Lasius

Ants - Lasius
Cache National Forest, Cache County, Oregon, USA
September 24, 2011
3 types of ant coming out of 1 hole. What's going on? My guess is the large ones are new queens, the the medium sized are males, and the yellow ones without wings are workers.

Moved from ID Request.

Lasius sp.
You have correctly identified the castes. I believe this is either Lasius latipes or Lasius pogonogynus judging from how thick the legs are on the queens.

I didn't believe it because of the differences in color. Wow, thanks.

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