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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex mayri   

Unnamed at ANBG

5 images

Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex mayri 19 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex mayri 19 Jun 2019 michaelb
Iridomyrmex mayri 12 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 12 Jun 2019 Tim L

Author's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of these ants. They were swarming in a frenzy around the many winged Queens that were leaving a nest. The Queens were larger than the 5mm to 12mm size range of the ants generally.

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Jun 2019
Hi Tim, thanks for yet another new species. This one is pretty common, especially during the cool months, generally foraging on trees.

Hi Michael, thanks for updating the taxonomy - I tried several times and just got "We are busy" messages.

Cheers, Jon
michaelb wrote:
   20 Jun 2019
Hi Jon
I guessed you had that problem. We are having some software problems at the moment. Hopefully it will improve soon.

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Nearby Sightings

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Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019 Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at ANBG - 3 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 Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (TBC) 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 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 Cicadellidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 1 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 Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet 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 Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 10 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
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at ANBG - 4 Jul 2019
Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at ANBG - 3 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
Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (TBC) 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
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
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 1 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
Notoncus gilberti (Smooth Epaulet 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
Ninox boobook (Southern Boobook) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2018
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 10 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 149.104735-35.276993
  • Defined Locations ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 11 Jun 2019 1:17 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
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