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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jan 2019
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jan 2019
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 11 Jan 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 17 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 11 Jan 2019 Alison Milton

Author's notes

A lot of nests. I'm tempted to say Coconut ant due to the smell but have never seen a sighting of coconut ants NOT on Eucalyptus.


   17 Jan 2019
Coconut ants are often found in bipinnate wattles
   17 Jan 2019
Thanks. I've seen quite a few of these in wattles over time, not always with ants present, so pleased to confirm coconut ant. Will be more conscious of reporting these in future.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2019 12:12 PM Recorded on
  • Alison Milton 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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