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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Namadgi National Park

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Namadgi National Park - 15 Oct 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 22 Oct 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 21 Oct 2018 KMcCue

Author's notes

The ants were feeding on sugars exuded from the nymphs (?) they were protecting

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   22 Oct 2018
The other insect looks like a leafhopper, Eurymela distincta.
KMcCue wrote:
   22 Oct 2018
Many thanks - the ants were very busy, the leaf hoppers tried valiantly to keep out of our sight behind the branch.

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2018 10:23 AM Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by
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