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Queen's ID? / NSW Australia / 18th April 2019

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#1 Offline Formicoidea - Posted April 18 2019 - 3:27 AM

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Hey all!

This month i was able to catch three queens! (i don't have the specific dates for any of them).

All the queens were caught in the Bega Valley, NSW, Australia.

 

queen#1

Size: 15mm

Location of capture: Domestic area surrounded by forest 

Notes: I am quite sure this is a species of camponotus. Not sure which though...

 

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Queen#2

Size: 8mm

Location of capture: Domestic area surrounded by forest 

Notes: I am speculating that this queen may be an Argentine ant (Linepithema humile), however i am not sure.

 

 

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Queen#3

Size: 8mm

Location of capture: farmland with forest bordering

Notes: This specimen i believe to be a polyrachis. I had a polyrachis femorata queen which died  :boohoo: which looked very similar, the only differences being the lack of brown legs (Black for this queen) and that this queen has a significantly shinier gaster. (which didn't really come up in the photo).  

 

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Thanks in advance guys!


Current Queens/Colonies:

- Iridomyrmex Bicknelli                          - Iridomyrmex Sp. (x2)

- Camponotus Consobrinus                - Camponotus Sp.

- Myrmecia Sp.                                        - Rhytidoponera Metallica

- Rhytidoponera victoriae                       - Notoncus Sp. (x2)

- Anonychomyrma Cf. Froggatti (x6)


#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 18 2019 - 3:46 AM

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Queen #3 is Polyrachis. Queen #2 is Iridomyrmex. Queen #1 is Camponotus.

P.s. Argentine ants are a lot smaller.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, April 18 2019 - 3:47 AM.

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#3 Offline Formicoidea - Posted April 18 2019 - 5:01 PM

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Ah! :facepalm: that makes more sense! No idea why I thought it was Argentine ants.

Thanks for that, any idea on the species though? for any of them?


Current Queens/Colonies:

- Iridomyrmex Bicknelli                          - Iridomyrmex Sp. (x2)

- Camponotus Consobrinus                - Camponotus Sp.

- Myrmecia Sp.                                        - Rhytidoponera Metallica

- Rhytidoponera victoriae                       - Notoncus Sp. (x2)

- Anonychomyrma Cf. Froggatti (x6)


#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 18 2019 - 5:05 PM

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No, I am only familiar with American ants.

#5 Offline iamAntMan - Posted April 24 2019 - 2:14 PM

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#1 is Camponotus pitjantjatarae


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