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Pheidole sp. (genus)

12 Seed-harvesting ant at Spence, ACT

Pheidole sp. (genus) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019
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Identification history

Pheidole sp. (genus) 22 May 2019 JonLewis
Unidentified 22 May 2019 Watermilli

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User's notes

To see if there were several types of ants in the garden, we put a drop of honey and a fragment of chicken on the brick paving, and photo'd the ants that turned up. This is one type.

3 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   23 May 2019
Nice experiment. This is probably the same species as the other pheidole you photographed - this type of ant has small workers and much larger “majors” who do the defence and heavy lifting. Cheers, Jon
MattM wrote:
   15 Feb 2021
That ant looks like it has won multiple maths olympiads, and can recite Pi to a thousand places.
   15 Feb 2021
I have an official Maths Olympiad embroidered badge at home.

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Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Spence, ACT - 5 May 2019 by Watermilli
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Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
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Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Spence, ACT - 1 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 Mar 2019 11:36 AM Recorded on
  • Watermilli Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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