Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

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Numbat
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Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

Post: # 64637Post Numbat
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:03 am

Hi, I found this ant today and it has a very striking gold bottom. Can anyone tell from these pics if it is a Camponotus ant? And is it likely to be a queen?
https://imgur.com/a/0P8PRit

There have definitely been ants flying around in Sydney the last couple days (after rain), and I found some other ants which seem to be green head ants. (see other post)

Sorry about poor quality image, my phone camera is lousy.

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DeiaFormica
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Re: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

Post: # 64652Post DeiaFormica
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:56 pm

The pictures are really blurry, so here's a link to a possible species: https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/golden_ant.htm

Do they look like that?

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Re: Sydney ant ID : Camponotus queen ?

Post: # 64678Post Numbat
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 am

I think it's more like this one:
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/images/DSC_7199.jpg

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