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 Banded Sugar Ant

Banded Sugar Ant looking like defending the nest entry, but actually they are nocturnal, individual foragers, and this one was probably just warming up the jaws for a long night. [180mm, f11, 1/80, ISO100].

Tribe: Camponotini
Subfamily: Formicinae
Family: Formicidae
Order: Hymenoptera
Common name: Banded Sugar Ant

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Keyword tags: ACT, Ants, Ant, Australia, Canberra, Fauna, Nature, Banded Sugar Ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Formicinae, Camponotini, Macro