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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 18 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 18 Dec 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 18 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 20 Dec 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 18 Dec 2018 JackyF

Author's notes

Active nest in large log near others. Ants were busy in the shadows in first photo but do not show up, one ant visible in third photo. Did not see any activity in saplings nearby. This is the first time I have seen this nest.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 18 Dec 2018 11:12 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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