Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

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Richraj
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Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

Post: # 64012Post Richraj
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:32 am

Hi.

Came across an unusual large (5mm) black ant with prominent vibrant orange stripe on its abdomen today on my patio. Photo attached.
Can anyone help in identifying it, as it doesn't match any of the common species.

I'm in South Western Australia, just outside of Perth.

I've recently moved (from UK) to a house in 2 hectares of bushland, and the sheer number of species in my lot is staggering. Bull ants (at least 4 nests) , Ghost ants, Melophorus, Iridomymex, Polyrhachis, all sorts of Camponotus. Feels like I'm coming across new species everyday!

Thanks in advance for helping!

Rich

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Re: Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

Post: # 64153Post Martialis
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:01 pm

Pictures are always necessary.
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Richraj
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Re: Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

Post: # 65025Post Richraj
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:33 pm

Apologises, I thought I'd posted photo. It's a pretty rubbish photo with my phone, but the species is very distinct with the orange stripe/white tail.

Richraj
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Re: Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

Post: # 65026Post Richraj
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:38 pm

Can't seem to post pics.... ;(

eliteANTSx
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Re: Orange striped abdomen in West Australia - Any one know what this species this is?

Post: # 65109Post eliteANTSx
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:59 pm

Hey im from WA too and I think I may be able to help. To post a picture, go to imgur.com and make an account. upload a picture and copy the link. paste the image link in between the 2 brackets: Image

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