Rhytidoponera - Alex Wild Photography
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The beautiful Rhytidoponera purpurea is found in the rainforests of northern Australia and New Guinea.  It is one of many species whose distribution spans both islands, suggesting a recent land connection across the Torres straight.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

The beautiful Rhytidoponera purpurea is found in the rainforests of northern Australia and New Guinea. It is one of many species whose distribution spans both islands, suggesting a recent land connection across the Torres straight. Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia

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