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Red Ant

Observed: 29th May 2012 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Description:

The ants were investigating a discarded sign which helped the photography!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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The shallow angle of the

The shallow angle of the antennal scape joining the head narrows it down to M.ruginodis or M.rubra. I can't tell if the petiole is flat topped (ruginodis) or rounded (rubra). The spines seem rather short so I'd say more likely M.rubra

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The shallow angle of the

The shallow angle of the antennal scape joining the head narrows it down to M.ruginodis or M.rubra. I can't tell if the petiole is flat topped (ruginodis) or rounded (rubra). The spines seem rather short so I'd say more likely M.rubra