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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus  

1 Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 29 Jun 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 29 Jun 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 29 Jun 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 29 Jun 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 1 Jul 2018 MichaelMulvaney1.2K
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 29 Jun 2018 CathB1.2K

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.2K noted:
1 Jul 2018

One of the few sightings of this ant north of the lake. I would appreciate any further sightings as I will shortly be engaging a butterfly expert to check these nests for signs of the Small Ant Blue. Canberra Nature Park contains the only known current breeding colony of this species , anywhere.

Author's notes

Not far from previous sighting, but this time tunnel is in the bark of a living stringybark, rather than a smooth-barked species. Crushed ant smelled of coconut.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 29 Jun 2018 3:46 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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