Giant Red Bull Ant
Giant Brown Bull Ant
Toothless Bull Ant
Jumper Ant
Giant Jumper Ant
Gilden-tail Bull Ant 
Baby Bull Ant
Tree Ants 
Black Valentine Ant
Bicoloured Pennant Ant
Muscleman Tree-ant
Yellow Shield Ant
Brown Shield Ant 
Green-headed Ant
Green Metallic Ant
Michelin Ant
Painted Strobe Ant
Black-headed Sugar Ant
Banded Sugar Ant
Orange-tailed Sugar Ant
Golden-tailed Sugar Ant
Dark Brown Sugar Ant 
Small Brown Sugar Ant
Furnace Ant 
Large Purple Meat Ant
Red-headed Tyrant Ant
Black Tyrant Ant
Brown Tyrant Ant 
Red Spider Ant
Black Spider Ant
Large Dolly Ant
Small Dolly Ant
Spiny Dolly Ant 


Subfamily Myrmicinae - Myrmicine ants

This page contains pictures and information about Myrmicine ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Myrmicinae is the largest ants subfamily in Australia. They are from small to medium in size, with the smallest about 1 mm long and the largest up to 10 mm. 
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Myrmicine Ants usually have short triangular jaws and small eyes. The mesosoma is attached to the gaster by two distinct segments. There is sting at the tip of their gaster.

Black Valentine Ant
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Crematogaster laeviceps, body length 5mm 
Crematogaster is a common genera. Some species are black and some are brown with black abdomen. Those ants have the heart-shaped gaster so their name Valentine Ants. They are usually found on plants. Please also check this page for more pictures and information.
Bicoloured Pennant Ant
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Tetramorium bicarinatum, body length 5mm
We sometimes found those ants nested in our backyards. Please check this page for more information. 
Muscleman Tree-ant
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Podomyrma gratiosa, body length 10 to 12 mm
They are quite a large ants. The ants are brown in colour with black abdomen. Their legs are strong. Their nest is in a live tree trunk. We recorded how those ants caught a bug. Details please click on here.
Yellow Shield Ant
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Meranoplus sp., body length 4mm
We found those ants wandering on leaves. The ants have the dark grey body with golden yellow abdomen. Please also check this page for more information. 
Brown Shield Ant
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Meranoplus sp., body length 5mm
Pictures taken in Karawatha Forest, August 2007. Please also check this page for more information. 

1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p288.
2. Podomyrma -, 2005.
3. Tetramorium -, 2005.
4. Crematogaster -, 2005.
5. Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification - S Shattuck, Natalie J Barnett, CSIRO, 1999, p208. 

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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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