Central Coast NSW Australia ID please

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Jefferyguo
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Central Coast NSW Australia ID please

Post: # 16584Post Jefferyguo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:26 am

Caught this beauty on the pavement on 31/01/2017 in South East Australia, Central Coast NSW 2261. Ran in very straight direct lines and very fast. Around 12mm in length.

http://imgur.com/a/zI0EF

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Re: Central Coast NSW Australia ID please

Post: # 16585Post shaky33
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:46 am

Jefferyguo wrote:Caught this beauty on the pavement on 31/01/2017 in South East Australia, Central Coast NSW 2261. Ran in very straight direct lines and very fast. Around 12mm in length.

http://imgur.com/a/zI0EF
You are going to need to take closer and clearer pictures of the antennae and rest of the body.

I'm fairly sure it's Campotonus sp. and if that is right we are gonna need a microscope to even take an attempt at identifying its species. There are 77 different species of Campotonus in NSW alone.
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Re: Central Coast NSW Australia ID please

Post: # 16586Post Jefferyguo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:17 am

Thanks mate, I don't have any means of getting a macro shot of the ant (unless you know any tricks) but its good to know that it is a Camponotus spp.

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Post: # 16611Post Antoniomisztal
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:58 am

Definitely companatus

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Post: # 20771Post Jefferyguo
Sun May 07, 2017 11:33 pm

Hey guys a few worker ants have eclosed and I was wondering if they could be ID'ed. I know the photos are shocking...
http://imgur.com/a/CWzY0

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Post: # 20898Post Jefferyguo
Tue May 09, 2017 9:51 pm

Would a description of the workers help?

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Post: # 20902Post Martialis
Tue May 09, 2017 10:14 pm

An ID for an area with 77 different species of a given genus requires some very detailed photographs. Sorry.
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Post: # 22476Post Jefferyguo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:10 am

Sorry to be a pain, I got some other forum suggesting its Camponotus lownie. What do you think?

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Post: # 22482Post Martialis
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:24 am

There seem to be multiple species with similar colouration in NSW. Camponotus oetkeri, for instance, looks similar.
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