Agile Tyrant Ant
S2: Dorsal, ~7mm, medium? worker
Ellura
Agile Tyrant Ant
S2: Anterior
 
      
Agile Tyrant Ant (Iridomyrmex agilis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Odorous Ant (Ant: Formicidae Dolichoderinae)
Species: Agile Tyrant Ant (Iridomyrmex agilis)
This Photo:     S2: Profile

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
There are two specimens here, one smaller than the other. While it's possible they are different species, we suspect they are a different hierarchy of worker. Depending on the species, these heirarchies can consit of minor, medium & major workers. Major workers are also known as soldier ants.

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jan-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.