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

Brown house ant at Isaacs, ACT

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Doleromyrma sp. (genus) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Doleromyrma sp. (genus) 22 Jan 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Doleromyrma sp. (genus) 22 Jan 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Linepithema humile 6 Jan 2019 Mike

Author's notes

Trail of invasive ants. They eat ham, cat food and Christmas cake.

6 comments

Mike wrote:
   6 Jan 2019
I have always called these Argentine ants, Iridomyrmex humilis. They have returned this Christmas so I thought I should add this old sighting.
   8 Jan 2019
Jon - how widespread is this invasive ant in our region. Should we be trying to eradicate it. There is only one other ACT record of this ant in the Atlas of Living Australia - but the ANIC ant data has yet to be added into the database
   9 Jan 2019
Mike it appears you have had these ants before - did you get in contact with anybody from the ACT Government? Are you aware of them elsewhere?
   9 Jan 2019
So far the only other ACT records I can get for the Argentine ant are a 1997 record from Philip and an 1981 record from Waramanga
Mike wrote:
   9 Jan 2019
I thought they were fairly common so didn't report them earlier. According to Canberra Pest Control https://canberrapestcontrol.com.au/pests/ant-control-exterminator/ "Of the 1,300 species of ants found in Australia, the 6 most common in the Canberra area are the white footed house ant, black house ant, bull ant, banded sugar ant, meat ant and Argentine ant." We haven't had spider/insect treatment around our house for years but maybe it's time.
   9 Jan 2019
Thanks Mike - I am trying to chase down the veracity of the information on the website - it doesn't tally with the recorded or collected occurrence

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Nearby Sightings

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Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 Ctenomorpha marginipennis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019 Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jul 2018 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019
Ctenomorpha marginipennis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018
Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jul 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017
Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017
Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 25 Jan 2017 10:00 AM Recorded on
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