Large black - brown ant

Large black - brown ant

Observation - Large black - brown ant - Southern Africa. Description: Large black ant measuring around 8-9mm. I initially thought it might be Tetramorium because the head is quite striated and there is a double noded petiole but there are no propodeal spines present. It is also much larger than the Tetramorium that I photog

Large black ant measuring around 8-9mm. I initially thought it might be Tetramorium because the head is quite striated and there is a double noded petiole but there are no propodeal spines present. It is also much larger than the Tetramorium that I photographed at my home.