General Description

Head black, abdomen mostly black, and thorax and legs orange-brown. Workers up to 2 cm long.


The size of these ants differs between individuals from the same nest. The larger ones act as soldiers to defend the nest, and the smaller ones act as workers. The soldiers can bite, but they do not have a sting.


Eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Urban areas, forests, woodland, heath, arid areas.

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