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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Notoncus gilberti    

3 Smooth Epaulet Ant at ANBG

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Notoncus gilberti at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Notoncus gilberti at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Notoncus gilberti at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Notoncus gilberti at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Notoncus gilberti at ANBG - 30 May 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Notoncus gilberti 1 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Notoncus gilberti 1 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 1 Jun 2019 Tim L

Significant sighting

  19 Jun 2019

1st ACT record of this regionally rare ant

4 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   1 Jun 2019
Hi Tim, another new species for CNM - good spotting! This is not a common species and I have not seen it myself before, so very interesting. No collections of this species from around the ACT appear on the Atlas of Living Australia so I will check records at ANIC to see whether it has been collected previously in the region - it probably has (most collections don't end up in a database) but will update when I find out.
It is called an Epaulet Ant because the shoulders of the ant have bumps on them, reminiscent of epaulets. Cheers, Jon
Tim L wrote:
   1 Jun 2019
Thanks for the identification and information Jon. I'll see if I can find a few more of these ants.
Tim
Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Jun 2019
Hi again Tim, I have checked at ANIC and can find no previous records for the ACT, although there is a collection from Queanbeyan! While the ant seems to be fairly widespread, it is pretty patchy and not often collected. I tracked down your location and have made a collection on behalf of ANIC (I have the required permit) which will end up in the database. Cheers, Jon
Tim L wrote:
   19 Jun 2019
Thanks for the update Jon. Good to know that the sightings are of some use.

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Nearby Sightings

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Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 Dolichoderus scabridus (Dolly ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Notoncus capitatus (An epaulet ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019 Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019 Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019 Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 23 Jul 2019 Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at ANBG - 30 Jun 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Epopostruma sp. (genus) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019 Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019 Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019 Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at ANBG - 5 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019 Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 1 Jun 2019 Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 24 Mar 2019 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 Acianthus sp. (Mayflower Orchid) at ANBG - 26 Aug 2018 Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019
Dolichoderus scabridus (Dolly ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Salpesia sp. (genus) (Salpesia Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus capitatus (An epaulet ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum ant) at ANBG - 30 Jul 2019
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet Ant) at ANBG - 23 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at ANBG - 30 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Epopostruma sp. (genus) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019
Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at ANBG - 5 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2019
Polyrhachis semiaurata (A golden spiny ant) at ANBG - 1 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 24 Mar 2019
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018
Acianthus sp. (Mayflower Orchid) at ANBG - 26 Aug 2018
Cladonia sp. (A Lichen) at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at ANBG - 21 Oct 2016

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.104747-35.277217
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 May 2019 1:11 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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