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Polyrhachis sp.

Image of Polyrhachis sp.

(Spiny ants)

SUBFAMILY

Chariomyrma

Species

Polyrhachis sp.

Common name

Spiny ants

Main colour

Light brown

Size

To 10 mm long

Campus

Townsville area

Description

The common name of these ants arises from the small protective spines that are often present. The abdomen is a shiny light brown in colour. They are timid ants often found near rocks or logs. Omnivorous, often seen visiting flowers to collect nectar.