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Archive for May, 2013

Ok, Canberra is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2013 and for that a couple of blokes have put together a hilarious clip with a list of things ‘one  would never say in Canberra.

If you have ever ever been to Canberra you will know exactly what they are talking about!

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To mark my 51st ant genus on Flickr, I have selected Opisthopsis, the strobe ants.

The ground nesting strobe ant, Opisthopsis haddoni. Location: Pallarenda, Townsville, QLD

The ground nesting strobe ant, Opisthopsis haddoni. Location: Pallarenda, Townsville, QLD

I am processing (read=deleting ~70% of Opisthopsis images!) pictures of the really cool large-eyed ants. I saw them the first time in Alice Springs in 2003, then in Kings Canyon and subsequently in Brisbane, Gilgandra and all the way up north to Cape Tribulation and Townsville. They are unusual among ants, because of the placement of their eyes towards the posterior region of the head. Typically in ants, eyes are placed laterally and/or frontally. This peculiar placement of the eyes gives Opisthopsis ants a very unique visual field that includes areas even behind them. More about these cool ants when I update the Flickr gallery.

The ground nesting strobe ant, Opisthopsis haddoni. Location: Pallarenda, Townsville, QLD

The ground nesting strobe ant, Opisthopsis haddoni. Location: Pallarenda, Townsville, QLD

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Here is a cool picture of the long-legged central Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti.

This picture is in fond memories of warm weather from cold cold Canberra!

The Central Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti

The Central Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagoti, Alice Springs, NT

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