I wanted to make a thread about lists of ants found in your area. As I'm new to ant keeping, I've found it fun to try and identify what kind of ants live on my 4 acre property.
Here is the list. Not all have ID's as I haven't find them yet.
Polyrhachis ornata - found one trail. can't find it any more. EDIT: Saw another worker so they are still around.
Polyrhachis Daemeli - Found one Queen.
Polyrhachis Ammon - Or might be P. brisbanensis. They are everywhere on my property. Like everywhere...
Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - few colony scatted around.
Rhytidoponera metallica - EVERYWHERE GOSH!
Strobe Ant - Opisthopsis sp. One kind is EVERYWHERE and another kind I've only found a few nests.
Camponotus Aeneopilosus - EVERYWHERE GOSH! They swam like mad when disturbed.
Camponotus Humilior over 5+ colonies on my property.
Camponotus Elegans - few colonies scattered around.
Ochetellus glaber - Seen a worker almost anywhere.
Black Crazy Ants - EVERYWHERE GOSH!
Brachyponera lutea - found one queen under a rock by her self. (is now in a test tube with larva.
Myrmecia Chrysogaster - Found one wandering Queen.
Iridomyrmex Purpureus - Bloody pests and travel over 100m for food. However they do help with killing termites.
Technomyrmex albipes - Black ones. heart shape gaster.
Camponotus sp. - Few different kinds. Haven't found ID yet.
Many different Pheidole sp. colony's everywhere.
Yellow 3mm queen ants. They make such small colony's as the workers are like 1-2mm long. I've found many times a single colony can live under one leaf. Don't know the ID.
Notoncus capitatus - spotted a few places
Tetraponera tucurua and/or Tetraponera punctulata
Found a few more unidentified small ants. One is 3-4mm long, black with a silver abdomen. looks like a sugar ant.
Another is 2.5mm long, all black with a red abdomen, body is over all chunky in looks.
I live around the Gympie area of Queensland Australia.
Edited by PaigeX, January 2 2022 - 9:54 AM.
Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis
Myrmecia Chrysogaster - a Queen. Myrmecia Gilberti - a Queen. Myrmecia Nigrocincta - Queen and worker. Colobopsis Macrocephala - a Queen
Polyrhachis Ammon - 1 Colony + 9 Queens. Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - 2 Colony's + 2 Queen. Polyrhachis Aurea - 1 Queen. Polyrhachis Phryne - a Queen. Polyrhachis Australis - Colony. Polyrhachis Daemeli - 2 Queens.
Camponotus Aeneopilosus - 5 Queens. Camponotus Elegans - a Queen. Camponotus Humilior - 2 Queens. Camponotus Eastwoodi - 2 Queens. Crematogaster Laeviceps -Starting colony.
Brachyponera lutea - a Queen. Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - a colony + 2 queens. Ochetellus glaber - 2 Colony's. + 1 different unidentified Queen.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Might be Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) schoopae or Polyrhachis (Chariomyrma) pallescens.
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