Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus  

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 5 May 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 5 May 2018 MichaelMulvaney1.1K
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 5 May 2018 CathB1.1K

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.1K noted:
5 May 2018

Thanks Cath - first CNM record of this species north of the Lake - would appreciate any further records

Author's notes

Ants smell of coconut when crushed. Their tunnel of debris goes almost as high as the fork seen near the top of image 5 in an apparently healthy Eucalyptus polyanthemos. Large sheets of bark have peeled off near the base, possibly as a result of a prescribed burn in 2016, and many ants were under these.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 5 May 2018 3:42 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Atlas of Life Budawang Coast
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