General Description

Body colour dark purplish-brown. Worker body up to 1 cm long.


Meat Ants make a large mound nest, covered by small pebbles and cleared of vegetation. The worker ants cannot sting, but they can bite and secrete a defensive fluid from the end of their abdomen.


Mainland Australia.


Sandy or gravelly soils in urban areas, forests, woodlands, and heathlands.

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