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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 9 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 9 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 9 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 9 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 9 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 23 Dec 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 9 Dec 2018 JackyF

Author's notes

Extensive active coconut ant nest in new location for me. Ants were tending lerps in sapling (third photo). They were not so active this morning due to the hot weather so I have included the last photo taken the night before to show the ants more clearly.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 9 Dec 2018 10:30 AM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Atlas of Life Budawang Coast
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