Nuptial Flights Continue
We've had some more success over the last few days with flights of Iridomyrmex and other species.
In the photo above you can a species of Iridomyrmex that we believe could be the same as the ones we photographed earlier in the year. But to be honest she could be anything. Iridomyrmex queens look remarkably similar between species and until their workers arrive it's almost impossible to tell them apart. They usually fly early in the season as some species nest in houses that are warmer and help develop the alates quicker.
The next photo is of an unknown species that was found up in Darwin, Northern Territory courtesy of Simon Ferguson. It's rather unusual as the petiole appears to be almost nonexistent. If you think you have an idea of the Genus or Species let us know in the comments.
In part 2 we are looking at the various food options within each food group.
In the first part of this two part series we take a look at ant food.
In Part 3 we take a look at identifying the species.
In Part 2 we take a look at identifying a queen.