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Welcome to our thumbnail links to our listed species and information on the family Formicidae (Ants), found in Australia. We like to thank the many contributors, who have shared their insights and photographs of an interesting group of insects…


Formicidae – Ants
Banded Sugar Ant (Camponotus consobrinus), Belair SA © Marianne Broug
Ants
Camponotus aurocinctus, Leinster WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Camponotus aurocinctus
Banded Sugar Ant (Camponotus consobrinus), Belair SA © Marianne Broug
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded Sugar Ant)
Camponotus denticulatus, Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Camponotus denticulatus
Honey Ants (Camponotus inflatus) © Hans Boessum
Camponotus inflatus (Honey Ants)
Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly Ant), Barragga Bay NSW © Deb Taylor
Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly Ant)
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Red-headed Spider Ant), Wallaga Lake NSW © Deb Taylor
Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Red-headed Spider Ant)
Myrmecia brevinoda (Nocturnal Bull Ant), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Myrmecia brevinoda (Nocturnal Bull Ant)
Jumping Jack Ant (Myrmecia nigrocincta), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Myrmecia nigrocincta (Jumping Jack Ant)
Jack Jumper Ant (Myrmecia pilosula), Crafers - Bridgewater SA © Marianne Broug
Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper Ant)
Myrmecia pyriformis (Inch Ant), Acton ACT © Tony Eales
Myrmecia pyriformis (Inch Ant)
Myrmecia rubripes (Bullant), Munglinup WA © Jean and Fred Hort
Myrmecia rubripes (Bullant)
Notoncus spinisquamis, Bunya Mountains QLD © Tony Eales
Notoncus spinisquamis
Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina), Top End NT © Callum Munro
Oecophylla smaragdina (Green Tree Ant)
Opisthopsis sp (Strobe ant), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Opisthopsis sp (Strobe ant)
Rhytidoponera aspera, Wandella NSW © Deb Taylor
Rhytidoponera aspera
Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica), Belair SA © Marianne Broug
Rhytidoponera metallica (Green-head Ant)

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Vespoidea
  • Family: Formicidae
Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina), Top End NT © Callum Munro
Green Tree Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina), Top End NT © Callum Munro

Footnote & References

  1. Andersen, A. N. 2007. Ant diversity in arid Australia: a systematic overview, pp. 19-51. In Snelling, R. R., B. L. Fisher, and P. S. Ward (eds). Advances in ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): homage to E. O. Wilson – 50 years of contributions. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 80, http://antbase.org/ants/publications/21273/21273.pdf

FormicidaeFormicidae Index Ants Camponotus aurocinctus Camponotus consobrinus (Banded Sugar Ant) Camponotus inflatus (Honey Ant) Dolichoderus doriae (Dolly Ant) Leptomyrmex erythrocephalus (Red-headed Spider Ant) Myrmecia brevinoda (Nocturnal Bull Ant) Myrmecia nigrocincta (Jumping Jack Ant) Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper Ant) Myrmecia pyriformis (Inch Ant) Myrmecia rubripes (Bullant) Notoncus spinisquamis Oecophylla smaragdina (Green Tree Ant) Rhytidoponera aspera Rhytidoponera metallica (Green-head Ant)

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