Red Big-headed Ant
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Ellura
Red Big-headed Ant
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Red Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES01)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)
Species: Red Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES01)
This Photo:     Petiole

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We found two specimens in close proximity, 2 months apart.
It's possible they are the same species, but different cast, or two different species.
For now we'll publish them as different, but only count them as one.
This one was ~5.5mm long. It seems redder than ES02. It also has a larger gaster, compared to body size, than ES02.

Copyright © 2019-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jul-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.