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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Polyrhachis sp. (genus)

A spiny ant at Namadgi National Park

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Polyrhachis sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 15 May 2017
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 15 May 2017

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Polyrhachis sp. (genus) 31 Jul 2017 samreid007
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Polyrhachis sp. (genus) 31 Jul 2017 samreid007
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Polyrhachis ammon 22 May 2017 samreid007
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Camponotus sp. (genus) 16 May 2017 SWishart

Author's notes

The ant was crossing the path; there was no visible nest nearby.

5 comments

samreid007 wrote:
   22 May 2017
This is the first record of this species of ant in Canberra Nature Map. Good work!
SWishart wrote:
   22 May 2017
Ta. I will be very happy when I am able to recognise more of the insects of the region rather than just snapping photos.
KimPullen wrote:
   5 Jul 2017
Definitely a Polyrhachis, but may not be P. ammon. There are others in the genus that are similar.
samreid007 wrote:
   20 Jul 2017
Hi Kim, I thought that the shape and form of the thorax suggest that P. ammon was the most likely. But perhaps we should change it to Polyrachis sp. just to be sure. What do you think?
KimPullen wrote:
   31 Jul 2017
Yes, calling it 'Polyrachis sp.' might be safest. I'll try to find out what spp. have been recorded locally.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 May 2017 10:22 AM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by
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