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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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Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018 Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018 Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2017 Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 10 Dec 2017 Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2017 Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Mount Taylor - 20 Aug 2011 Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-lizard) at Mount Taylor - 20 Aug 2011
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Taylor - 19 Dec 2017
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Mount Taylor - 10 Dec 2017
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Mount Taylor - 15 Nov 2017
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Mount Taylor - 20 Aug 2011
Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-lizard) at Mount Taylor - 20 Aug 2011

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Location

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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