Agile Tyrant Ant
Blue Meat Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Odorous Ant (Ant: Formicidae Dolichoderinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Agile Tyrant Ant (Iridomyrmex agilis)|
|This Photo:||S2: Ventral|
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
~6 (S1) to ~7mm (S2 & S6).
The specimens here are slightly different sizes, possibly different heirarchies/ergates. Depending on the species, these heirarchies can consist of minor, median & major workers/ergates. Major workers are also known as soldier ants.
Notice there the it's not just the different lengths, but also the abdomen is a different proportion to the rest of the body.
We have captured & photographed 6 specimens, in Jan, Mar, July, Oct & Dec