Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ants in Australia


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COMMON ANTS OF AUSTRALIA


The list of Ants in Australia:

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Argentine Ant

-          - Sugar eater
-          - It has 5-8 large teeth on the mandibles and 5-13 smaller denticles
-          - Resembles the white footed house ant, but is brown in colour
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 - Lacks a strong smell when quashed 


Black house ant:

      - Sugar eater
     - A small intensely-black ant
     - This ant has a distinguishing node
     - Slightly smaller and stockier than the white footed house ant
     - This is Australia’s most common house ant

 

 

Image result for bulldog antBulldog Ant:

-         -  Protein eater
-         -  One of the largest ants in Australia
-         - Red/black in colour and very aggressive
-         - Very long and straight mandibles with large eyes
-         - Painful sting


Image result for coastal brown antsCoastal brown Ant:

      - Fats and oils eater
      - Golden brown to brown in colour
     - Two raised nodes on pedicel (rear node more rounded)
      - Polymorphic (major workers with large heads)
      - Sting present
      - Spines visible on thorax


Image result for carpenter antsCarpenter Ant:

-         -  Sugar eater
-         - Variable in colour – from black to dark brown to orange
-         -  Has a smooth, evenly rounder thorax
-         - Quite large in size
-         -  Polymorphic (hard workers)
-         - Mandibles has 5-8 teeth

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