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Wingless Wasp or Ant Queen.

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Best Answer SYUTEO , October 22 2021 - 1:57 AM

She's indeed a wingless wasp.

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#1 Offline PaigeX - Posted October 22 2021 - 12:28 AM

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Hello there new here!

 

I need some help with a wasp/ant I found. I'm thinking she's a flightless wasp but not sure if she may still be a queen ant. I'm new to ant keeping and have already found a few Queens around my home that have started laying eggs for me. if she is a Queen, I'll add her to my new collection. If she's a wasp I'll release her back where I found her.

 

Here are some pictures I was able to get of her and some info on where I found her.

 

1. Location of collection: CURRA, QLD 
2. Date of collection: 22/10/21
3. Habitat of collection: Open woodlands near rocks and leaf litter.
4. Length (from head to gaster): 5mm
5. Colour, hue, pattern and texture:  Black with some banding on the gaster, its also very hairy under the light on the gaster. Head and thorax are shiny, black in colour. Reddish/orange tipped antennal and tips of feet.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Flat pointed gaster. Small head compared to body size.
7. Distinguishing behaviour: Antennal move very quick when walking. Similar to other native wasps I've seen. Huddles up with head tucked under body when not moving.

 

 


Favourite ant Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

May God Bless you. 

 


#2 Offline SYUTEO - Posted October 22 2021 - 1:57 AM   Best Answer

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She's indeed a wingless wasp.


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Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#3 Offline PaigeX - Posted October 22 2021 - 3:47 AM

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Ok! Thank you very much! I'll go release her so she can do her thing.


Favourite ant Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

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