honey-pot ant

/ˌhʌni-pɒt ˈænt / (say .hunee-pot 'ant)

noun
any of various ants of several genera, including Melophorus and Camponotus, which has the ability to store a sweet liquid (like honey) in its distended crop, traditionally prized by Aboriginal people as food.
Also, honey-bag ant, honey ant.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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