Arid Honey-carrying Ant
Major Worker, Eye
Small Arid Honey-carrying Ant
Queen, Dorsal & Petiole
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Modern Ant (Ant: Formicidae Formicinae)|
|Species:||Arid Honey-carrying Ant (Melophorus sp ES01)|
|This Photo:||Major Worker, ventral|
|Other name:||Furnace Ant|
Thank you Kate Sandiford for identifying and Peter Slingsby for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Looks very much like Big-headed Ants, but have only one petiole node putting it in the a different sub-family.
Kate also said this was a Major Worker.