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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Polyrhachis sp. (genus)

A spiny ant at Namadgi National Park

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Polyrhachis sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 15 May 2017
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) at Namadgi National Park - 15 May 2017

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Polyrhachis sp. (genus) 31 Jul 2017 samreid007
Polyrhachis sp. 31 Jul 2017 samreid007
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Polyrhachis ammon 22 May 2017 samreid007
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Camponotus sp. (genus) 16 May 2017 SWishart

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Author's notes

The ant was crossing the path; there was no visible nest nearby.


   22 May 2017
This is the first record of this species of ant in Canberra Nature Map. Good work!
   22 May 2017
Ta. I will be very happy when I am able to recognise more of the insects of the region rather than just snapping photos.
   5 Jul 2017
Definitely a Polyrhachis, but may not be P. ammon. There are others in the genus that are similar.
samreid007Significant Sighting - samreid007 has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   20 Jul 2017
Hi Kim, I thought that the shape and form of the thorax suggest that P. ammon was the most likely. But perhaps we should change it to Polyrachis sp. just to be sure. What do you think?
KimPullen wrote:
   31 Jul 2017
Yes, calling it 'Polyrachis sp.' might be safest. I'll try to find out what spp. have been recorded locally.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • 15 May 2017 Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

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