Spiny Cautious Ant
Posterior
Ellura
Mono Ant
Dorsal
 
      
Spiny Cautious Ant (Meranoplus oceanicus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)
Species: Spiny Cautious Ant (Meranoplus oceanicus)
This Photo:     Colony

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4mm long. Identified via the key in AntWiki. Diagnostic photo's are shown here.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.