Large Big-headed Ant
Queen: Hindwing
Ellura
Red Big-headed Ant
Mandibles
 
    
Red Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES1)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)
Species: Red Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES1)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We found two specimens in close proximity, 2 months apart.
It's possible they are the same species, but different cast, or two different species.
For now we'll publish them as different, but only count them as one.
This one was ~5.5mm long. It seems redder than ES2. It also has a larger gaster, compared to body size, than ES2.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jul-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.