Small Jumping Ant
Spiny Cautious Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)|
|Species:||Funnel Ant (Aphaenogaster barbigula)|
Thank you Mark Hura for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Mark said they are nocturnal and rarely seen.
Their nest opening is unusual as it's perfectly round and goes straight down. More like a Wolf Spider burrow than an ants nest.