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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus   

Meat Ant at Lake Ginninderra

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Lake Ginninderra - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Lake Ginninderra - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Lake Ginninderra - 11 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 12 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 12 Dec 2018 Christine

Author's notes

Location approximate. Probably more of the same, just looked a bit different.

4 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   12 Dec 2018
Hi Christine, do you think they were the same size?
Christine wrote:
   12 Dec 2018
As the meat ant, yes, about that size.
Jon Lewis wrote:
   12 Dec 2018
Thanks Christine. It is the normal meat ant (Iridomyrmex purpureus). There is another Iridomyrmex which looks very similar but is about half the size and doesn't have big nests or busy trails like the normal meat ant. Cheers.
Christine wrote:
   12 Dec 2018
Thanks Jon :)

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Lake Ginninderra - 11 Dec 2018
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2018 1:38 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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