Samuel's Sugar Ant
Major Worker: antennae
Vertical Gaster Black Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Modern Ant (Ant: Formicidae Formicinae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Samuel's Sugar Ant (Camponotus cf samueli)|
|This Photo:||Major Worker: face|
Thank you Kate Sandiford & Grant Wang for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We can't be sure of this one as the holotype is very damaged. Of what's left of the holotype, this seems to match.
We need to find a minor worker with a major worker and see if it keys to this species.
Found 1 major worker in Aug.