Believed to have been accidentally introduced to the area during the Second World War, the ant has so far been found in 70 locations around human settlements, along creeks and in disturbed areas in eastern Arnhem Land.
Yellow Crazy ants form multi-queened 'supercolonies' in which ants occur at extremely high densities over large areas – around 1000 per square metre or 79 million per hectare of bush.
Photographer : Ben Hoffmann
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