Black-headed Sugar Ant
Male Alate, Wing Venation
Ellura
Agile Tyrant Ant
S2: Dorsal, ~7mm, medium? worker
 
    
Agile Tyrant Ant (Iridomyrmex agilis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ant (Ant: Formicidae)
Species: Agile Tyrant Ant (Iridomyrmex agilis)
This Photo:     S1: Dorsal, ~6mm, minor? worker

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
There are two specimens here, one smaller than the other. While it's possible they are different species, we suspect they are a different hierarchy of worker. Depending on the species, these heirarchies can consit of minor, medium & major workers. Major workers are also known as soldier ants.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.