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

Subfamily Dolichoderinae

This page contains pictures and information about Small Dolly Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm  
Small Dolly Ants are black in colour with pale bands on gaster. Head and mesosoma are heavily sculptured.  
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This Dolichoderus species do not have the spin on body. The rear face of the propodeum is concave. 
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Small Dolly Ants often found tending honeydew-secreting insects include lerps, and aphids
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Pictures were taken in Karawatha Forest. The ants are always found on plants.  
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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
4. Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification - S Shattuck, Natalie J Barnett, CSIRO, 1999, p68.

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Last updated: April 11, 2010.