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.
A pair of technomyrmex ants look into a hole in a leaf. Rocklea, Qld.
The midden heap of a nearby Pheidole ant nest. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy III
Shield ants rearrange the crap at their nest entrance after it's disturbed by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy II
Pit of Death II
The trap springs shut. Lacewing larva (AKA Ant Lion) catches a pheidole worker ant in it's spring loaded jaws. Toowong, Qld.
Pit of Death I
The trap is set. Pheidole worker ant struggles to escape the clutches of a hungry ant lion. Toowong, Qld.
Busy Bodies III
Pheidole workers return to the nest with stuff. Toowong, Qld.
Busy Bodies II
Busy Bodies I
Foraging for Seeds
Pheidole worker ants return to the nest with seeds. Toowong, Qld.
Green Head and Fat Cat
Green head ant (Rhytidoponera sp.) returns to the nest with a fat little grub. Toowong, Qld.
Sheild ants sort out the entrance to the nest after some dirt was dislodged by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Stunning metallic hues of the Rhytidoponera metallica group. Kyogle, NSW.
Red and Blue Ant
Rhytidoponera croesus. Mt Glorious, QLD.
Rattle ant assumes a rattling pose. Woodgate, Qld.