Rhytidoponera metallicaCommon name: Green Headed Ant

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This species has been found across most of Australia.

Remarks: Green headed ants appear black unless viewed closely.

They have a painful, but short-lived, sting. However, some individual can be sensitive to the sting and require hospital treatment.

These ants were approximately 7 millimetres long.

References: Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-head_ant

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