Sparkly black ant, 1 cm?

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RvBVakama
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Sparkly black ant, 1 cm?

Post: # 55671Post RvBVakama
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 am

Found in the dark at night on some wood, only saw two. Melbourne.

https://imgur.com/a/5925edA

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Re: Sparkly black ant, 1 cm?

Post: # 55818Post shaky33
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:45 pm

Looks like Rhytidoponera sp. to me. Would need a better pic. Most likely R. metallica due to the 'shiny' description.
- Rhytidoponera metallica
- Camponotus consobrinus x2
- Anonychomryma sp.
- Nylanderia sp.
- Melaphorus sp.
- Camponotus cairns
- Crematogaster sp.
- Colobopsis sp.
- Myrmecia nigrocinta
- Iridomyrmex purpureus
- Camponotus eastwoodi

RvBVakama
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Re: Sparkly black ant, 1 cm?

Post: # 55845Post RvBVakama
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:25 am

Wow, maybe that is it!

If I find her again I will try to get a better photo.

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