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