Entomologists' Corner

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Subject: Entomologists' Corner
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2017 23:28:43 +0000

While engaging in a short session of dogball on Rocky Knob Neighbourhood Park just now I came across a colony of hopper ants.  I have seen these in local woodlands but not so close to home.  They are larger than the meat ant, certainly hop, and have (as I experienced just now) a more painful sting – more so than the bull-ant, in my opinion.  On a close view they have orange pincers.   I wonder where they came from. If they turn up in your garden you will certainly want to get rid of them.

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