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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 31 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 2 Jan 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 31 Dec 2018 JackyF

Author's notes

I think these ants are attacking something near their nest. Ants towards right top are apparently attacking a smaller brown insect.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2018 3:25 PM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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