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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus  

Coconut Ant

Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 23 Apr 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 1 May 2018 michaelb6.1K

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.2K noted:
1 May 2018

A new location of this keystone species

Author's notes

I did the crush test and the ant smelt of coconut.......... on the slopes near the Murrumbidgee River half way between Pine Island and Point Hut Crossing.

1 comment

michaelb6.1K wrote:
   17 Sep 2018
Visited this colony yesterday with Suzi Bond and Michael M. The colony appears to be in a state of decline, with meat ants and sugar ants encroaching their space.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 23 Apr 2018 8:05 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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