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Unidentified at suppressed - 14 Feb 2021
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Unidentified 14 Feb 2021 Kyliegw

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This ant was so small I couldn't see it IRL. It appears to have banding on it. This tree was very unwell 75% dead, and the new leaves it had had different lurps and eggs on them.

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   16 Feb 2021
Based on the size I think this may be a species of Colobopsis (Arboreal Ant) but it may also be a type of Meat Ant (Iridomyrmex mayri). Did you notice any other similar looking ants nearby? Ants have major and minor workers with different appearances or any other behaviour traits. The Antwiki is a great resource

I think the blobs on the leaf are actually leaf galls.

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  • 14 Feb 2021 10:19 AM Recorded on
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