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Yellow Shield Ant - Meranoplus sp. 

Subfamily Myrmicinae 

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Shield Ants that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 4mm
We found those ants wandering on leaves. The ants have the dark grey body with golden yellow abdomen. 
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The genus Meranoplus can be distinguished by the top surface of the mesosoma form a board shield with short but sharp spiny edges project outwards.   

1. Australian Ants: Their Biology and Identification - S Shattuck, Natalie J Barnett, CSIRO, 1999, p141.
2. Box shield Ant- Meranoplus dimidiatus - PaDIL, Pests and Diseases Image Library, 2009 

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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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