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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Mount Taylor

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 3 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 2 Dec 2018 Christine

Author's notes

Found when looking for evidence of Hairstreak breeding, but these ants were much larger than the ones we were looking for. Not sure what they are tending.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 2 Dec 2018 9:46 AM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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