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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Myrmecia forficata

A Bull ant at Mount Mugga Mugga

2 images

Myrmecia forficata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019
Myrmecia forficata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Feb 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia forficata 4 Feb 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia forficata 3 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 1 Feb 2019 Mike

Author's notes

One reason not to stand still while taking photos.

1 comment

Jon Lewis wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
Hi Kim, wasn't too sure for a while. M. forficata and M. simillima are pretty similar and separated in the key by the shape of the mandibles. I think I can just make out the shape well enough to agree with you that it's forficata!

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Nearby Sightings

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Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Jul 2019 Sporobolus creber (Slender Rat's Tail Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 8 Mar 2019 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Mar 2019 Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019 Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019 Glenoleon sp. (genus) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Jan 2019 Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019 Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Jan 2019 Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 Puffball at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2018 Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2018 Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Nov 2018 Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Orobanche minor (Lesser Broomrape) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Ophelimus maskellii (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018 Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018 Cadmus crucicollis (Leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Nov 2018 Ledromorpha sp. (genus) (A leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2018 Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 28 Jun 2018
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Jul 2019
Sporobolus creber (Slender Rat's Tail Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 8 Mar 2019
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Mar 2019
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019
Glenoleon sp. (genus) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 31 Jan 2019
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Jan 2019
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Paropsis variolosa (Variolosa leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Puffball at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2018
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2018
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Nov 2018
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Orobanche minor (Lesser Broomrape) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Ophelimus maskellii (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018
Cadmus crucicollis (Leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Nov 2018
Ledromorpha sp. (genus) (A leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Oct 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 28 Jun 2018

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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