We really are blessed with some fantastic ants here in Australia. After finding a colony of Polyrhachis ammon a few weeks ago we came across a colony of the equally stunning Rhytidoponera aspersa this week.
Resembling the amazing colours brought to life by mixing oil in water, the metallic greens and purples are amazing.
Check the photos out above.
In an unfortunate case of bad timing, a live TV interview in Australia has been interrupted by a mating swarm of ants during their nuptial flight.