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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Myrmecia simillima

A Bull Ant at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve

Myrmecia simillima at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia simillima 9 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia simillima 8 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia sp. (genus) 3 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 26 Nov 2018 Christine

Author's notes

A very "anty" spot! Inch ant or Bull Ant.

1 comment

Jon Lewis wrote:
   9 Dec 2018
This ant is similar to several other Myrmecia, but luckily the photo shows a good view of the mandibles. The combination of the colour and shape of the ant, along with the mandibles being an even width along the top half of their length makes it very likely to be Myrmecia simillima.

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Neolucia agricola at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
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Eriophora sp. (genus) at Carwoola, NSW - 15 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis at Carwoola, NSW - 15 Mar 2017
Ischnura aurora at Carwoola, NSW - 29 Oct 2016
Amphibolurus muricatus at Carwoola, NSW - 26 Oct 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Nov 2018 1:55 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
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