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Bicoloured Pennant Ant - Tetramorium bicarinatum

Subfamily Myrmicinae 

This page contains pictures and information about Bicoloured Pennant Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm 
The Bicoloured Pennant Ants have the typical Myrmicine ants' body shape. The mesosoma is attached to the gaster by two distinct segments. There is sting at the tip of their black gaster. The other parts of their body are orange brown in colour. 
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They are common in Brisbane. We sometimes found them in our backyards. They nest in soil with simple entrance. 
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They are general scavengers. In the above photo they just found a Raspy Cricket body.

1. Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - New edition, Published by Queensland Museum 2007, p168.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.  
3. Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification - S Shattuck, Natalie J Barnett, CSIRO, 1999, p168.

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