Leptomyrmex Vs Honey Bee
Leptomyrmex ant drags a honey bee carcass home for dinner. Or something. Girraween, Qld.
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.
Fighting Not Kissing
Little meat ants gather for a brawl. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
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.
Major Melophorus worker carries a dismembered bug back to the nest. Charleville, Qld.
A winged Rhytidoponera male recently emerged from his nest. Kyogle, NSW.
Black Rhytidoponera Ant
Beautiful black Rhytidoponera ant carries a bug back to the nest. Winton, Qld.
Queen Meat Ant
Iridomyrmex queen ant, either foraging or looking for a nesting site. Kenmore, Qld.
Psyllid adult, centre, surrounded by nymphs and an attendant Iridomyrmex ant. Bottom left are psyllid eggs. Laidley, Qld.
A Mess of Mealybugs
And a few baby psyllids as well. Rocklea, Qld.