Dolly and the Lerps
Dolichoderus ant tends her little lerp factory on a gum leaf. There is a clutch of tiny orange eggs directly under the ant. Girraween NP, Qld.
Golden Dolly Ant
Golden tailed Dolichoderus ants tend lerps on a gum leaf. Girraween NP, Qld.
Browsing Ants V
Lepisiota frauenfeldi in a captive colony at Biosecurity Queensland. Moggill, Qld.
Browsing Ants IV
Browsing Ants III
Browsing Ants II
Browsing Ants I
Fighting Not Kissing
Little meat ants gather for a brawl. Kyogle, NSW.
Nest is Full
Tiny black ants stuff their nest full of queen Aphaenogaster ants (Funnel Ants) after recent heavy rains. Kyogle, NSW.
Funnel Ant Queen
Aphaenogaster workers escort a new queen. Kyogle, NSW.
A winged Rhytidoponera male recently emerged from his nest. Kyogle, NSW.
Aphaenogaster ants defend the entrance to their nest. A line of foraging meat ants are passing nearby and the funnel ants are about to produce a mass of winged ants. Kyogle, NSW.
Funnel Ants Fix Funnels
A couple of worker ants are rebuilding the tunnel entrance to their nest after heavy rain. Kyogle, NSW.
Black Rhytidoponera Ant
Beautiful black Rhytidoponera ant carries a bug back to the nest. Winton, Qld.
Green Head and Tiny Ant
Green head worker ant (Rhytidoponera sp.) carries a much smaller ant. Boondooma, Qld.
Green head worker (Rhytidoponera sp.) carrying her fellow worker ant. Boondooma Dam, Qld.
Queen Polly and Her Loyal Subjects
Mated queen Polyrhachis ant is tended to by her worker ants. Kyogle, NSW.
Queen Polly II
Dealate queen Polyrhachis - aka golden spiny ant. Kyogle, NSW.
A mated queen Polyrhachis ant. Kyogle, NSW.
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.