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Fire ant. ?

Fire ant. ?
Terry Thomas, 24 Aug 2018
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    • Kakapo
      Nice critter! It's an ant in the genus Myrmecia, commonly called "bulldong ants". Unfortunately the specific ID is impossible by photos, as usual in insects.
    • Terry Thomas
      Thanks. I know the common black coloured bulldog ants, but thought this might have been the Queensland fire ant because of it's colour.
    • Yoshistar888
      @Kakapo Nope, it is possible to ID most species at least to subgenus level.

      This one is a Giant Red Bullant (Myrmecia gulosa), note the large size, red colouration and partially black tip on the abdomen.
    • Terry Thomas
      Thank you for the info.
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