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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 9 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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Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 23 Sep 2017
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2017
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 15 Mar 2017
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 29 Oct 2016
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Cuumbeun Nature Reserve - 26 Oct 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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