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Key features

The following features distinguish Argentine ants from other species present in New Zealand.


Technical characters (a high-powered microscope of 20–40x magnification is needed)


Go to ant keyKey to the ants of New Zealand

Go to body partsBody parts mentioned in the key

Field identification

There is no absolute feature that can solely identify Argentine ants in the field. The below features are helpful, but some other ant species also possess these.