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Green Head Ant

Rhytidoponera Spp.


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  • 5-6mm
  • Black with metallic green head
  • Distinctive appearance and odour


  • The ant’s life cycle passes through egg, larva, pupa, and adult phases


  • Typically nests in small colonies under paths and among rockeries
  • They live in bushy and urban areas
  • Feeds mainly on materials of vegetable origin
  • Rarely enters houses
  • Can inflict a painful sting to humans

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