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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at ANBG

3 images

Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 19 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Camponotus aeneopilosus 12 Dec 2018 Alison Milton

3 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Dec 2018
Hi Alison - nice photos but the ant looks like a meat ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus. Do you know the plant the ants are on? Cheers, Jon
   19 Dec 2018
No I don't know the plant but can go back for an identification. Quite a lot of insects on this same plant.
Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Dec 2018
That's OK - just didn't recognise it.

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Nearby Sightings

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Musgraveia sulciventris at ANBG - 30 Dec 2018
Yoyetta sp. (genus) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 18 Dec 2018
Calliphora sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Asilidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Poecilometis strigatus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Pentatomidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Coccinella transversalis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Aedes alboannulatus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Nezara viridula (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Austrosciapus connexus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Ecnolagria grandis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Caedicia simplex at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Callibracon capitator (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Lamprima aurata at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 3 Dec 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 2 Dec 2018
Cryptobothrus chrysophorus at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Jalmenus icilius at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Theclinesthes serpentata at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Polistes humilis at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2018
Pelecorhynchus fulvus at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Lampropholis delicata at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Scutiphora pedicellata at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Amata sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Acanthosomatidae (family) at ANBG - 25 Nov 2018
Tiphiidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 19 Nov 2018
Villa sp. (genus) at ANBG - 12 Nov 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 12 Nov 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos at ANBG - 19 Oct 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 11 Oct 2018
Pseudocheirus peregrinus at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018
Wallabia bicolor at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Petroica rosea at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Pardalotus punctatus at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018
Zoothera lunulata at ANBG - 19 Jul 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Acanthiza pusilla at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Ptilotula penicillatus at ANBG - 13 Jun 2018
Colluricincla harmonica at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Malurus cyaneus at ANBG - 15 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018
Platycercus elegans at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018
Phonognatha graeffei at ANBG - 17 Apr 2018
Petroica rosea at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Cormobates leucophaea at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Pardalotus punctatus at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Lampides boeticus at ANBG - 29 Mar 2018
Candalides hyacinthina at ANBG - 21 Feb 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri at ANBG - 21 Feb 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 9 Jan 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 8 Jan 2018
Hyalarcta huebneri at ANBG - 8 Jan 2018
Platycercus elegans at ANBG - 18 Dec 2017
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 1 Nov 2017
Cacomantis flabelliformis at ANBG - 2 Oct 2017
Sericornis frontalis at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 16 Apr 2017
Acacia cultriformis at ANBG - 23 Sep 2007

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.107233-35.273652
  • Altitude 636.5m
  • Nature Parks ANBG
  • Places Hackett, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2018 9:34 AM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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