Scientific name: Iridomyrmex anceps
Geographic distribution: Iridomyrmex anceps is native to Australia. It can be found in various parts of the country, including coastal regions and inland areas.
Physical characteristics: Iridomyrmex anceps is a small to medium-sized ant, with workers typically measuring around 4-6 mm in length. Its body is reddish-brown in color, and it has long antennae and strong mandibles. Each segment of its body is covered with a thin layer of hairs.
Behavior: Iridomyrmex anceps is a territorial and aggressive ant. It defends its colony and displays defensive behaviors when threatened. They are generally omnivorous and feed on a variety of food sources, including nectar, dead insects, and insect secretions.
Conservation status: There is no specific information available regarding the conservation status of this species.
Additional notes: Iridomyrmex anceps is a common ant in Australia and plays an important role in local ecosystems. They are known for their aggressive and defensive behavior, and their presence can influence the structure and dynamics of ant communities in their distribution area.