On my trip to Northern Territory I learned a little more about indigenous bush tucker, and in particular was introduced to the Weaver Ant, or Green Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina). It has an abdomen filled with a green liquid which, when squeezed out onto the tongue, has a citrus bite that reminds me of that sour confectionery that kids like.
Yes. I tried it.
The ant’s cultural use was more medicinal than nutritional. It is said to be high in vitamin C. Whole nests of ants were boiled and strained to make a cordial. But it gives a little zing as an hors d’oeuvre.