Golden Black Sugar Ant
Ellura
Vertical Gaster Black Ant
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Vertical Gaster Black Ant (Camponotus cinereus ssp amperei)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Ant (Ant: Formicidae)
Species: Vertical Gaster Black Ant (Camponotus cinereus ssp amperei)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
These ants walk around with their backside, or gaster, stuck up in the air. Very unique behaviour

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.