Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. - Spiny Ant
South Australia

photograph © Alex Wild 2005

The genus Polyrhachis contains some of the Australia's most beautiful ants.  This large worker ant was seen foraging on a Eucalyptus tree at night.

Australia, SA: Poochera.
32º43'S 134º50'E, 85m, 14.x.2005
Grazed Mallee, ants on tree trunks, after dark.

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