English name: striated ant
Scientific name: Huberia striata (Smith)
order = Hymenoptera; family = Formicidae
- is widely distributed throughout Aotearoa / New Zealand, and its offshore islands;
- nests in the soil, often under stones and in rotting logs;
- is not encountered as often as the introduced ants, which tend to invade houses and gardens;
- has a general diet
- may keep scale insects in its nests, to feed on the honeydew they excrete.