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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Camponotus intrepidus   

Flumed Sugar Ant at Aranda Bushland

2 images

Camponotus intrepidus at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018
Camponotus intrepidus at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Camponotus intrepidus 3 Jan 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 2 Jan 2019 KMcCue

Author's notes

An amazing nest entrance, and there are two different ants in one of the photos

3 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
Hi Kevin, the first photo shows a meat ant (Iridomyrmex purpureus) in the bottom right-hand corner, while the ant on the nest I can't ID - it could be a Camponotus or possibly a Melophorus. The nest is very interesting, as it seems to be made of carton rather than soil, so if you get the chance to take more photos with ants entering or exiting the nest it would be good to see them. Cheers, Jon
KMcCue wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
Thanks Jon
I have added 2 photos, the structure appears to be made from grasses, glued together rather than woven. I had thought it was soil until I looked at my photos on the computer and was quite surprised.
KMcCue wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
Again thanks Jon. I took the photo because I thought it was unusual, in my nearly 60 years in Canberra. But I keep being surprised and you, the moderators, make it all worthwhile.

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Nearby Sightings

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Camponotus intrepidus at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018 Coryphistes ruricola at Aranda Bushland - 26 Dec 2018 Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Perga sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Papyrius nitidus at Aranda Bushland - 19 Jul 2018 Pyronema sp at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Postia pelliculosa at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Scleroderma sp. at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Eriophora sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 Diuris nigromontana at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016 Glossodia major at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 Diuris nigromontana at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 Neoaratus hercules at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015
Camponotus intrepidus at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018
Coryphistes ruricola at Aranda Bushland - 26 Dec 2018
Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Perga sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Papyrius nitidus at Aranda Bushland - 19 Jul 2018
Pyronema sp at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Postia pelliculosa at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Scleroderma sp. at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017
Diuris nigromontana at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016
Glossodia major at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016
Diuris nigromontana at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015
Neoaratus hercules at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 30 Dec 2018 8:14 AM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by
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