Monomorium rothsteini

Monomorium rothsteini

Image of Monomorium rothsteini

(A harvester ant)

SUBFAMILY

Myrmicinae

Species

Monomorium rothsteini

Common name

A harvester ant

Main colour

Red and black

Size

About 4 mm long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Well-studied as harvester ants, these ants probably also scavenge on occasions. Their colonies appear to be fairly mobile and they do have a sting, if a fairly mild one. Figured is a specimen seen in Victoria, photo courtesy of Alex Wild, http://www.myrmecos.net/ants/