Rhytidoponera metallica - Green-head ant
Brisbane, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

Rhytidoponera metallica is a common soil-nesting ant in urban areas throughout Australia.

Australia, QLD: Brisbane, Highgate Hill.
28.viii.2004, 27º28.964'S 153º01.198'E, 20m.
Urban lawn, nest in soil
#AW2476, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.