Golden Black Sugar Ant
Ellura
Samuel's Sugar Ant
Major Worker: profile
 
      
Samuel's Sugar Ant (Camponotus cf samueli)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Modern Ant (Ant: Formicidae Formicinae)
Species: Samuel's Sugar Ant (Camponotus cf samueli)
This Photo:     Major Worker: dorsal

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.

Copyright © 2019-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Aug-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.