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.
Nest is Full
Tiny black ants stuff their nest full of queen Aphaenogaster ants (Funnel Ants) after recent heavy rains. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Nest Tidy II
Shield ants rearrange the crap at their nest entrance after it's disturbed by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Slender ant moves grains of sand out of the nest in an endless battle with the wind. Woodgate, Qld.
Melophorus Major Worker
Melophorus major worker carries sand and debris out of the nest. Mitchell, Qld.
Melophorus minor worker checks out the photographer at her nest entrance. Mitchell, Qld.
Melophorus Minor Workers
Melophorus minor workers move sand out of their nest. Mitchell, Qld.
Meat Ant with Larva
An Iridomyrmex worker ant appears to remove a small larva from the entrance of a nest. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Technomyrmex ant. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Large earwig partially hidden in her nest. Bunya Mountains, Qld.
This tiny crab is so muddy it looks like part of the wet sand. Murarrie, Qld.
A brood of bark lice (AKA Book Lice - Psocoptera) living inside an old leafcutter bee nest. Bottom left of frame shows one of the lice taking shelter inside the skull of a bee. Kyogle, NSW.
A Brachyponera worker ant moves a pupa to safety after her nest is disturbed by the photographer. Woodgate, Qld.