Black-headed Sugar Ant
Nest, Entrance
Black-headed Sugar Ant
Male Alate, dorsal
Black-headed Sugar Ant (Camponotus nigriceps)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Modern Ant (Ant: Formicidae Formicinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black-headed Sugar Ant (Camponotus nigriceps)
This Photo:     Soldier & Worker size comparison

Thank you Grant Wang for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
This is probably our most abundant Camponotus species. As such, we have included photo's of a Male Alate here. While we are certain the male is a Camponotus genus, we cannot be sure which species it belongs to.

Copyright © 2014-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Feb-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.