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Iridomyrmex cf. purpureus

Added on: 11/13/09
Article number: ircf0001

A beautiful colored and mainly in Southeastern Australia distributed ants species with beautiful green-purpur shimmer.

  • Taxonomy: Subfamilie Dolichoderinae
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Color: Queen: black, Workers: reddish-black
  • Size: Queen: 12 - 15 mm
  • Hibernation: No
  • Nutrition:  Honey/sugarwater, insects, spiders and other small animals and occasionally seeds
  • Temperature:  from cool through very hot 15 - 30°C
  • Climate: subtropical to tropical
  • Soil conditions: nothing special
  • Nest building: Soil nests with small mounds
  • Planting: not neccessary
  • Specifics: Abdomen especially from workers is shimmering green to purpur. Creates small mounds.


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Colony - Currently not available
With 20 - 30 ants