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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Camponotus intrepidus   

Flumed Sugar Ant at Aranda Bushland

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

Author's notes

Two more photos for Jon of the interesting grass material column the ants have built at the entrance, perhaps anticipating rain?

1 comment

Jon Lewis wrote:
   3 Jan 2019
Thanks Kevin. This ant has been recorded a number of times before around the ACT, but doesn't seem to be very common (I haven't seen it before). Luckily, the colour, shape, hairy appearance and the very unusual carton nest entrance give us a good ID. Cheers, Jon

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Nearby Sightings

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Camponotus intrepidus at Aranda Bushland - 30 Dec 2018 Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018 Perga sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 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
Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 2018
Perga sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Sep 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 8:16 AM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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