A Few Aussie Ant Queens M8

Help with identifying the species your ants

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IridomyrmexJ
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A Few Aussie Ant Queens M8

Post: # 28845Post IridomyrmexJ
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:52 pm

Would appreciate it if this species could be identified although I'm pretty sure they are Pheidole sp. They are about 7-8mm long

https://i.imgur.com/YQysKK7.jpg

This one is most likely Iridomyrmex sp. Again 7-8mm

https://i.imgur.com/Cwf6iWN.jpg

This colony had 5 workers but 4 of them died and the brood don't look to good...

https://i.imgur.com/XV2QwyF.jpg

So in Australia it is currently winter so some of my ants have curled up. This one sort of looks dead though as it had a sort of web around it.

https://i.imgur.com/S9XbBh1.jpg

There is also this weird bug everywhere in my yard where ants are...

https://i.imgur.com/NHiWvxd.jpg

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Batspiderfish
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Re: A Few Aussie Ant Queens M8

Post: # 28865Post Batspiderfish
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 pm

I agree with Pheidole for the first queens.

I'm a little rusty with Australian ants, but Iridomyrmex looks right for the second two. It's easier to identify the workers, especially when viewed from the side.

The third ant looks like a ponerine species.

And the little 'bug' very much looks like a springtail.
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IridomyrmexJ
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Re: A Few Aussie Ant Queens M8

Post: # 28877Post IridomyrmexJ
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:36 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:23 pm
I agree with Pheidole for the first queens.

I'm a little rusty with Australian ants, but Iridomyrmex looks right for the second two. It's easier to identify the workers, especially when viewed from the side.

The third ant looks like a ponerine species.

And the little 'bug' very much looks like a springtail.
Ok, Thanks! Do you think the ponerine sp. queen is dead? It has sort of a web around it...

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