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Recent observations

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No photos or sounds

Observer

mattiamenchetti

Date

July 4, 2015 07:01 PM CEST

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Observer

biochristine

Date

June 29, 2015 08:32 AM PDT

Description

I had Brendon Boudinot of the UC Davis Ward Lab identify them.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gold Bum Ants Genus Polyrhachis

Observer

lek

Date

January 3, 2014

Description

A lone ant wandering around over the leaf litter, mid morning, in a public park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Gold Bum Ants Genus Polyrhachis

Observer

lek

Date

January 1, 2014

Description

A lone ant walking about on a shrub, late afternoon, in a suburban yard.

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Square

What

Fire Ants Genus Solenopsis

Observer

bonnieeamick

Date

July 1, 2015 06:09 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Carpenter Ant Camponotus modoc

Observer

sekihiker

Date

June 26, 2015 06:21 AM PDT

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Observer

kiwifergus

Date

June 9, 2015 09:22 AM NZST

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Observer

lek

Date

January 3, 2014

Description

Large ants seen running about on leaf littered ground, apparently going to and from a feeding spot.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lek

Date

January 3, 2014

Description

Large ants roaming around a large tree and surrounding ground, in a public park.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

These ants seemed to be eating sap from the kaikomako tree. The small wound in the tree and the ants were behind some lichen that was growing on the tree trunk.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bicoloured Pennant Ant Tetramorium bicarinatum

Observer

artemis224

Date

June 30, 2015

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What

Harvester Ants Genus Pogonomyrmex

Observer

annemirdl

Date

June 21, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender...

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