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Dolichoderus sp. (genus)

A dolly ant at Rendezvous Creek, ACT

Dolichoderus sp. (genus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
Dolichoderus sp. (genus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
Dolichoderus sp. (genus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
Dolichoderus sp. (genus) at Rendezvous Creek, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
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Identification history

Dolichoderus sp. (genus) 5 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Dolichoderus sp. (genus) 29 Jan 2019 JonLewis
Dolichoderus doriae 13 Nov 2018 SWishart

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User's notes

There was a very faint coconutty smell rather than one of formic acid (after I squashed one)

3 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   14 Nov 2018
This ant looks generally very similar to Dolichoderus doriae but I think it is Dolichoderus scabridus as it doesn't look like it has spines on the shoulders.
JonLewis wrote:
   30 Jan 2019
Hi SWhishart, I've looked at this again (must have too much time on my hands) and really can't tell if it has spines on the shoulders or not, so have suggested changing the ID just to Dolichoderus sp. Does that sound OK to you?
SWishart wrote:
   7 Feb 2019
I've had another look at all the photos, not just the posted ones, and I can't see any spines on the shoulders although there are some lower down on the body (base of the thorax or according to one diagram found by prof google, the ants have propodeal spines) but I'm more than happy with making it a more general ID.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 11 Nov 2018 10:34 AM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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