Desert Funnel Ant
Spiny Cautious Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Desert Funnel Ant (Aphaenogaster barbigula)|
|This Photo:||🔍Many Nests🔎|
Thank you Kate Sandiford & Mark Hura for identifying and Grant Wang for confirming the id of 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.