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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Rhytidoponera metallica   

Greenhead ant at ANBG

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Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 25 May 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 25 May 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 25 May 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Rhytidoponera metallica 27 May 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 27 May 2019 Christine

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   27 May 2019
Thanks Christine. While the common name is Greenhead ant, they are not always green! The metallic sheen varies from green to bluey-purple. Cheers, Jon
Christine wrote:
   27 May 2019
Thanks Jon. It seems to sometimes have red legs as well.

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(family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Unidentified at ANBG - 31 May 2019 Cordus sp. 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(genus) (A smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018 Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018 Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018 Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018 Graphium choredon (Blue Triangle) at ANBG - 29 Jan 2018 Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 31 Dec 2017 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017 Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2017 Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at ANBG - 5 Nov 2017 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2017 Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 11 Oct 2017 Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 11 Oct 2017 Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 29 Sep 2017 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at ANBG - 24 Sep 2017 Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at ANBG - 22 Aug 2019
Araneidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019
Doratifera oxleyi (Painted Cup Moth) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019
Cryptanusia sp. (genus) (A parasite wasp) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019
Neuroptera (order) (Unidentified lacewing) at ANBG - 12 Aug 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Aug 2019
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Pentatomoidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 20 Jul 2019
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Unidentified at ANBG - 31 May 2019
Cordus sp. (genus) (Brentid weevil) at ANBG - 22 May 2019
Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at ANBG - 20 May 2019
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffybum) at ANBG - 16 May 2019
Milichiidae (family) (Freeloader fly) at ANBG - 16 May 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at ANBG - 11 May 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at ANBG - 11 May 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at ANBG - 11 May 2019
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at ANBG - 9 May 2019
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) amabilis (A plaster bee) at ANBG - 9 May 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 May 2019
Cantharellus sp. at ANBG - 3 May 2019
Hirudinea sp. (subclass) (A Leech) at ANBG - 3 May 2019
Collembola sp. (order) (Unidentified springtail) at ANBG - 30 Apr 2019
Pogonortalis doclea (Boatman fly) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Tipulidae or Limoniidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 18 Apr 2019
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 16 Apr 2019
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 14 Apr 2019
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 4 Apr 2019
Temnosternus planiusculus (Longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 3 Apr 2019
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Ganoderma at ANBG - 29 Mar 2019
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at ANBG - 23 Mar 2019
Ganoderma at ANBG - 21 Mar 2019
Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Plume Moth) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 15 Mar 2019
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2019
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 3 Mar 2019
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at ANBG - 19 Feb 2019
Euryglossa sp. (genus) (A native bee) at ANBG - 6 Feb 2019
Zaspilothynnus sp. (genus) (A smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 6 Feb 2019
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at ANBG - 23 Dec 2018
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at ANBG - 19 Dec 2018
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at ANBG - 8 Dec 2018
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at ANBG - 7 Dec 2018
Comptosia stria (A bee fly) at ANBG - 19 Nov 2018
Euryglossa sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 13 Nov 2018
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 9 Nov 2018
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at ANBG - 9 Nov 2018
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 9 Nov 2018
Eilica sp. (genus) (An Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018
Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's ant-eating spider) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 30 Sep 2018
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 27 Sep 2018
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at ANBG - 21 Aug 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at ANBG - 29 Jun 2018
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at ANBG - 19 Jun 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Gerygone mouki (Brown Gerygone) at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at ANBG - 12 Apr 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 1 Mar 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at ANBG - 1 Mar 2018
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 23 Feb 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Austroscolia soror (Blue flower wasp, Black flower wasp) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Austalis copiosa (Hover fly) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Zaspilothynnus sp. (genus) (A smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at ANBG - 16 Feb 2018
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018
Graphium choredon (Blue Triangle) at ANBG - 29 Jan 2018
Tipulidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crane Fly) at ANBG - 31 Dec 2017
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at ANBG - 17 Dec 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2017
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at ANBG - 5 Nov 2017
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2017
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 11 Oct 2017
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at ANBG - 11 Oct 2017
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 29 Sep 2017
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at ANBG - 24 Sep 2017
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.107136-35.277205
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 25 May 2019 12:48 PM Recorded on
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