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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 (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018 Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Dec 2018 Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Perga sp. (genus) (Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017 Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2016 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015 Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Mar 2015
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Dec 2018
Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Perga sp. (genus) (Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Unidentified Beetle (Coleoptera) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Aranda Bushland - 28 May 2017
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2016
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2016
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2015
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) 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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