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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex rufoniger

Tufted Tyrant Ant at Mount Painter

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Iridomyrmex rufoniger at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex rufoniger 14 Apr 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 14 Apr 2019 CathB

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   14 Apr 2019
Hi Cath, even better photos! In the first photo you can see very clearly a male alate (winged ant). You can tell it's a male because it has a very small head. Male alates don't need to eat as they have no use after mating, so they don't have the jaws and muscles that you see on other ants heads. In contrast, the female alates you can see in the other photos have big normal looking heads as they have to eat, as well a dig a new nest after mating. Thanks, Jon
   14 Apr 2019
Wow that's terrible not being able to eat 🤯😲

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(family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2017 Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017 Pleuridium sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017 Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 22 Aug 2017 Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2017 Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2017 Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Mount Painter - 3 Aug 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 1 Aug 2017 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2017 Hysterobrevium mori at Mount Painter - 3 Jun 2017
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Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019
Oxysarcodexia varia (Sarcophagidae) (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019
Diomus notescens (Two-spotted ladybird) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019
Ocrisiona leucocomis (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 23 Oct 2019
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 22 Oct 2019
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 7 Oct 2019
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019
Cubicorhynchus sp. (genus) (Ground weevil) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 18 Sep 2019
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Mount Painter - 9 Sep 2019
Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2019
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019
Omoedus marginatus (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2019
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 7 Aug 2019
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Aug 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2019
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 9 May 2019
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 6 Apr 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2019
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019
Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 24 Mar 2019
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2019
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019
Acari sp. (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Dec 2018
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 5 Dec 2018
Helea ovata (Pie-dish beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2018
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Painter - 7 Nov 2018
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Limacodidae sp. (family) (A cup moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 Sep 2018
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Mount Painter - 12 Sep 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 6 Aug 2018
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 24 May 2018
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 26 Apr 2018
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 21 Apr 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2018
Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Mount Painter - 5 Apr 2018
Hednota bivittella (Webworm) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Psychanisa sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Mar 2018
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Mount Painter - 4 Mar 2018
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2018
Porrostoma rhipidium (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2018
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 31 Jan 2018
Microtis unifolia (Common onion orchid) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2017
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Nov 2017
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2017
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 12 Oct 2017
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Painter - 9 Oct 2017
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2017
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Sep 2017
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 26 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017
Pleuridium sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017
Diuris hybrid at Mount Painter - 22 Aug 2017
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2017
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2017
Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Mount Painter - 3 Aug 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 1 Aug 2017
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2017
Hysterobrevium mori at Mount Painter - 3 Jun 2017

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