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)
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