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Large Dolly Ant - Dolichoderus sp. (D. australis group)

Subfamily Dolichoderinae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Dolly Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm  
The Large Dolly Ants are black in colour. Head and mesosoma are heavily sculptured.  
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Large Dolly Ants often found tending honeydew-secreting insects include lerps and leafhoppers
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Large Dolly Ants workers often found foraging in columns on the ground or on low vegetations and tall trees.

1. Dolichoderus spp. - Australian Insect Common Names, CSIRO, 2005.
2. Dolichoderus -, 2005.
3. Genus Dolichoderus - Australian Ants Online - S.O. Shattuck and N.J. Barnett, CSIRO 2001 

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Fire Ants - We are suffering the Fire Ants problem. 
The Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, is a serious new pest which has been detected in Brisbane, Queensland. 
They can be the greatest ecological threat to Australia. More information please visit our Government Fire Ants web site.

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