A note on food and foraging in relation to temperature in the meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus form viridiaeneus
Mobbs, CJ.; Tedder, G.; Wade, AM.; Williams, R.
Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 173: 193-197
The foraging activity of the meat ant I. p. f. viridiaeneus is closely correlated with temperature in an arid environment. The ants feed on a wide range of plant and animal material, traveling up to 100 m to gather food.