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Michelin ant - Amblyopone sp.

Subfamily Ponerinae 

This page contains pictures and information about Michelin Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm 
Michelin ants are not easily seen for their workers are cryptic predators in soil and leaf litter. They are seldom seen foraging on the surface of the ground. Workers are pale to dark brown in colour. 
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Photos show the workers and pupae in nest under a rock. We put back the rock after taking those photos. 
The genus Amblyopone is newly put in the Amblyoponinae subfamily.

1. Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification - S Shattuck, Natalie J Barnett, CSIRO, 1999, p179. 

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The Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta, is a serious new pest which has been detected in Brisbane, Queensland. 
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