Small Jumping Ant
Baby Bull Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Bull Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmeciinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Baby Bull Ant (Myrmecia urens)|
Thank you Kate Sandiford for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Tiny, ~6mm! We've never seen a bull ant so small.
This one is unusually hairy, has a green tint all over it's body with the first node (on the petiole) having a splash of red.
It was foraging in a flower of Melaleuca lanceolata at ~9 am, before the heat started.