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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Mount Majura

2 images

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 1 Jun 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 1 Jun 2017 samreid007
Unidentified 27 Mar 2017 AndyRussell

3 comments

waltraud wrote:
   4 May 2017
Ant, a winged female (queen); can't tell the species.
samreid007 wrote:
   1 Jun 2017
I think it may be a Iridomyrmex purpureus queen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/65796382@N05/14967990785). There were a lot around at the time this picture was taken, and a few internet posts indicate that the last nuptial flights before winter often occur towards the end of March.
waltraud wrote:
   1 Jun 2017
Hi Sam
I agree most likely a queen meat ant.
Waltraud

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(A sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 17 Oct 2015 Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 17 Oct 2015 Craspedia sp. at Mount Majura - 19 Sep 2015 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Mount Majura - 19 Sep 2015 Caladenia actensis (Canberra spider orchid) at Mount Majura - 12 Sep 2015 Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 12 Sep 2015 Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015 Hypochaeris radicata (Catsear) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015 Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015 Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Majura - 7 Dec 2014 Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014 Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014 Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 17 Jun 2019
Pterostylidinae (greenhood alliance) (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 17 Jun 2019
Pterostylidinae (greenhood alliance) (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 17 Jun 2019
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 15 May 2019
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2019
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2019
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2019
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2019
Pterostylidinae (greenhood alliance) (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 10 May 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2019
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2019
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 21 Mar 2019
Stylidium sp. (Trigger Plant) at Mount Majura - 26 Dec 2018
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Mount Majura - 26 Dec 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 14 Oct 2018
Pterostylis sp. (A Greenhood) at Mount Majura - 27 Jul 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 30 May 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 30 May 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 29 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2018
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 12 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 15 Oct 2017
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 3 Oct 2017
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at Mount Majura - 4 Sep 2017
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Majura - 8 Jun 2017
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 26 May 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 17 May 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 13 Apr 2017
Badumna sp. (genus) (Lattice-web spider) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Usnea sp. (Old man's beard) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 26 Mar 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2017
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2017
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Mount Majura - 5 Mar 2017
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Mount Majura - 30 Dec 2016
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 6 Nov 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Majura - 4 Nov 2016
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 4 Nov 2016
Caladenia actensis (Canberra spider orchid) at Mount Majura - 25 Oct 2016
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Mount Majura - 2 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 2 Oct 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Majura - 2 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 15 Sep 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Mount Majura - 15 Sep 2016
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catsear) at Mount Majura - 9 Aug 2016
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Mount Majura - 27 Nov 2015
Dipodium sp. (A hyacinth orchid) at Mount Majura - 19 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 4 Nov 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 4 Nov 2015
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 25 Oct 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 25 Oct 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2015
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 18 Oct 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 18 Oct 2015
Coronidium scorpioides (Button Everlasting) at Mount Majura - 18 Oct 2015
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Mount Majura - 18 Oct 2015
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 18 Oct 2015
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 17 Oct 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Mount Majura - 17 Oct 2015
Craspedia sp. at Mount Majura - 19 Sep 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Mount Majura - 19 Sep 2015
Caladenia actensis (Canberra spider orchid) at Mount Majura - 12 Sep 2015
Caladenia sp. at Mount Majura - 12 Sep 2015
Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015
Hypochaeris radicata (Catsear) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Mount Majura - 16 May 2015
Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Majura - 7 Dec 2014
Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Mount Majura - 9 Nov 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Majura - 24 Oct 2014

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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