Melophorus rufoniger

1 Red and Black Furnace Ant at Michelago, NSW

Melophorus rufoniger at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020
Melophorus rufoniger at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020
Melophorus rufoniger at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020
Melophorus rufoniger at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020
Melophorus rufoniger at Michelago, NSW - 23 Feb 2020
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Melophorus rufoniger 5 Apr 2020 JonLewis
Unidentified 4 Apr 2020 Illilanga

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JonLewis wrote:
   5 Apr 2020
I was worried that this ant was out in cold weather - then I looked at the date it was recorded! Like Camponotus, Melophorus is a genus that has different cast sizes, and this is a major. Nice photos, thanks Sandra. Cheers, Jon

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  • 23 Feb 2020 12:37 PM Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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