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Red-headed Tyrant Ant - Iridomyrmex reburrus

Subfamily Dolichoderinae

This page contains pictures and information about Red-headed Tyrant Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 8mm
Red-headed Tyrant Ants have the red body with reddish brown head.
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Those ants have very long legs. They nested under small rock. Many of those nest can be found in Karawatha forest. Pictures were taken on Sept 2007. 
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The ants were sometimes found tending psyllid nymphs, which are common on gum tree leaves. 

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.  
2. Ants - subfamily Dolichoderinae - by Nick Monaghan,  

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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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Last updated: April 08, 2010.