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Sydney Australia - Is this a queen ant?

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#1 Offline antaioli - Posted September 11 2017 - 3:43 AM


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1. Location (on a map) of collection: Sydney, NSW, Australia
2. Date of collection: 11/9/2017
3. Habitat of collection: Concrete path in backyard
4. Length (from head to gaster): 8-9mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: All black except for gaster that is golden and hairy
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Golden hairy gaster


Album Link: http://imgur.com/a/y88xt






#2 Offline Martialis - Posted September 11 2017 - 5:05 AM


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Nope. Looks more like a Camponotus worker.

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#3 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted September 11 2017 - 8:21 AM



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I agree, that's a worker.

#4 Offline Spamdy - Posted September 11 2017 - 1:16 PM


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Camponotus aeneopilosus?

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All my colonies are dead. 




  Pogonomyrmex barbatus

  Pheidole obscurithorax

  Pheidole morens

#5 Offline antaioli - Posted September 11 2017 - 5:15 PM


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Thanks for the responses everyone!

I can now see that this doesn't look like a queen so I will be releasing it. The ant season is just beginning here so I hope I can catch my first queen soon.

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