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#1 Offline Buglet - Posted October 17 2021 - 1:58 AM

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Hello everyone! I am from Melbourne, Australia and like many of you are fascinated by ants. I do not keep them (At one stage I did keep an iridomyrmex colony) and instead enjoy photographing and researching them. Looking forward to meeting some fellow ant lovers. Here are some photos I have taken of ants in bushland near my home. 

 

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#2 Offline JCRHJM - Posted October 17 2021 - 3:25 AM

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great pictures, the first one looks like myrmecia forficata?


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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 17 2021 - 3:35 AM

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Those are superior!
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#4 Offline Buglet - Posted October 17 2021 - 3:46 AM

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great pictures, the first one looks like myrmecia forficata?

Hello! The first one is Myrmecia pyriformis. Simillar in appearence to forficata but the dorsal surface of the  gaster and post petiole in pyriformis is covered in pubesence which is not present in forficata.

 

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#5 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted October 17 2021 - 3:39 PM

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That's some awesome photography!


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Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
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#6 Offline ExponentMars - Posted November 1 2021 - 8:12 PM

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wow! great photos.  :D


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Crematogaster sp., Camponotus Ca02, Tetramorium Immigrans
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Acromyrmex, novos, Pogonomyrmex, Formica, and Lasius




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