Meat ant worker (Iridomyrmex sp.) carries a bendy fly carcass (minus legs and wings) back to the nest. Kenmore, Qld.
Queen Meat Ant
Iridomyrmex queen ant, either foraging or looking for a nesting site. Kenmore, Qld.
Rattle ant assumes a rattling pose. Woodgate, Qld.
Golden spiny ant tries to clean insect repellant off her feet. Woodgate, Qld.
Major and minor camponotus ants hide in a rotting log, Woodgate, Qld.
Brachyponera V Rhytidoponera (aka Green-head Ant). Woodgate, Qld.
Stunning metallic hues of the Rhytidoponera metallica group. Kyogle, NSW.
Majors and Minors
Pheidole major worker surrounded by her hard working minor siters. Kyogle, NSW.
Polly Macho III
The distinctive black shoulder pads differentiate Polyrhachis machaon from her similar golden ant relatives. Kyogle, NSW.
Polly Macho II
Polly Macho I
Green Spiny Ant
Polyrhachis lydiae worker ant. Kyogle, NSW.
Aphid Ant Farm III
Tiny ginger ants (possibly Plagiolepis sp.) fuss over a colony of aphids. Kyogle, NSW.
Aphid Ant Farm II
Aphid Ant Farm
Myrmecia queen ant gathers large pieces of leaf litter to help disguise her new nest entrance. Kyogle, NSW.
Bare-shouldered Golden Ant
Spiny golden ant (Possibly Polyrhachis daemeli) has no hairs on her shoulders. Deepwater, Qld.
Golden Saddle Ant
The splendid and evasive Polyrhachis machaon pauses to clean her antenna after running around madly on my arm. Deepwater, Qld.
The very active and distinctive Polyrhachis machaon runs over drought parched grass. Deepwater, Qld.
Silver Saddled Golden Spiny Ant
Polyrhachis spiny ant on Hibiscus. Deepwater, Qld.
Queen Ant Feeding
Unmated queen ant stops to feed on a leaf nectary. Deepwater, Qld.
Fat Golden Spiny Ant
Polyrhachis tubifera feeds at a leaf nectary near a flea beetle. Deepwater, Qld.
Tree ants (Podomyrma sp.) struggle with a persistent meat ant (Iridomyrmex sp.) which has hold of one of their antennae. Anstead, Qld.
Rattle Ant Defence
Rattle ants appear at the nest entrance on the trunk of a tree. Anstead, Qld.
Rattle ant comes to the defence of her nest on the trunk of a tree. Anstead, Qld.
Red and Blue Ant
Portrait of a foraging Rhytidoponera croesus. Mt Glorious, Qld.
Rhytidoponera croesus inspects a borer hole on a rotting log. Mt Glorious, Qld.
The amazing Rhytidoponera croesus hides next to some kind of insect structure on a rotting log. Mt Glorious, Qld.
Seed Foraging Pheidole
Pheidole minor workers try to wrangle a seed closer to the nest. Mt Glorious, Qld.
Giant Red Bull Ant
This enormous Bull Ant (Myrmecia gulosa) is around 30mm long.
You know it's hot when furious meat ants refuse to leave the nest. Charleville, Qld.
Myrmecia worker ants clear unwanted debris out of the nest. Charleville, Qld.