Is this a formica queen?

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Beginnerantbro
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Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32040Post Beginnerantbro
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:59 am

Here is the link:
https://imgur.com/a/INhNA

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Re: Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32041Post Beginnerantbro
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:00 am

It was found today in Australia, Brisbane. it is about 5mm in length.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32046Post Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:34 am

Is that measurement accurate? There are no Formica in Australia, so no.
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Re: ID Request

Post: # 32047Post Phoenix
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:04 am

Iridomyrmex Sp. Probably - Given The Thorax / Gaster Build.
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Re: Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32052Post Beginnerantbro
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:00 pm

upon further inspection it is about 7mm long

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Re: Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32053Post Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Yeah, sounds like Iridomyrmex.
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Re: Is this a formica queen?

Post: # 32054Post IridomyrmexJ
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Definitely Iridomyrmex. I caught about 34 of these queens in the past few weeks.

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