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

Subfamily Dolichoderinae

This page contains pictures and information about Spiny Dolly Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 5mm  
This Spiny Dolly Ant is black in colour, dark metallic green under sunlight. There are the spines on both propodeum and petiole.  
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We found many of those Spiny Dolly Ant workers foraging on forest floor in Karawatha Forest. They ran fast and were highly alert. When we came closer, they hide under leaf litters.  
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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 

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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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