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Greenhead Ant


Greenhead Ant - Rhytidoponera metallica.
Also commonly reffered to as 'Green Ant'

Size :
4-7mm

Appearance:
Black with Metallic dark green head. Single Node

Habitat
Greenhead ant nests are usually found on lawns, in gardens, around pathways under logs and rocks particularly in urban and suburban areas They are seldomly found nesting inside houses. They prefer aninmal and vegetative derived protien as a food source.
Green ants are capable of infliciting a painful sting. Although this sting is painful, it will generally not persist or cause sickness. Treat pain by applying an ice pack to the affected area