Rhytidoponera metallica - Greenhead ant
Victoria, Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

Rhytidoponera ants at the nest entrance.  These bright metallic insects are one of the most common ants in eastern Australia.

Australia, VIC: Nhill
36º20.384'S 141º38.709'E, 130m, 10.x.2005
Riparian forest.

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