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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

Coconut Ant

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 23 Mar 2019
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 23 Mar 2019
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 23 Mar 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 23 Mar 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Papyrius nitidus 23 Mar 2019 JackyF

Author's notes

Definitely coconut ants, strong coconut smell. Very active nest in small black wattle. Some ants and nesting material in a couple of small adjacent gum saplings but this was the main group.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 23 Mar 2019 6:00 PM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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