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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 9 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 7 Dec 2018 Christine

Author's notes

Larger than coconut ants, these ants were tending another insect (see also sighting #3877433).

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Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Jun 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Apr 2019
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019
Sorbus domestica (Service Tree) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 27 Mar 2019
Eurymelinae (subfamily) (Unidentified eurymeline leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 Feb 2019
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moths) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Feb 2019
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Feb 2019
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Ipoella brunneus (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Jan 2019
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Monophlebidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Eurymela sp. (genus) (A gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Dec 2018
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Ophelimus maskellii (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Unidentified at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Nov 2018
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2018
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2018
Eucalyptus rossii (Inland Scribbly Gum) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 28 Jun 2018
Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 14 Mar 2018
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Sep 2016
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Cheilanthes distans (Bristly cloak fern) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 25 May 2015
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2015

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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