Myrmecia Bull Ant Nest
South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Bull ant nests are often large and conspicuous, as is this one at the base of an Acacia bush.  Large colonies can be aggressive, and the ants will run out to chase intruders away..

Australia, SA: Poochera.
32º43'S 134º50'E, 85m, 15.x.2005

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60.