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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jul 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jul 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jul 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jul 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 11 Jul 2018 MichaelMulvaney1.2K
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 11 Jul 2018 CathB1.2K

Author's notes

Tunnel material also seen on nearby E. polyanthemos trunk.

2 comments

MichaelMulvaney1.2K wrote:
   11 Jul 2018
Interesting that Coconut ant on your side of town is often in live eucalypts while south it tends to be fallen timber
CathB1.2K wrote:
   11 Jul 2018
Yes, I've been wondering about that too. I have never seen any sign of them in fallen timber despite looking around in the areas where I've found them in live trees.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 11 Jul 2018 3:27 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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