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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Myrmecia tarsata

4 Bull ant or Bulldog ant at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Myrmecia tarsata at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017
Myrmecia tarsata at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017
Myrmecia tarsata at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Dec 2017

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia tarsata 16 Jan 2018 samreid007
Unidentified 16 Jan 2018 Judith Roach

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5 comments

samreid007Significant Sighting - samreid007 has made a recognised, significant sighting! wrote:
   16 Jan 2018
Great shots! That's quite a meal.
   16 Jan 2018
Terrible way to go. :-)
RogerFFounding Explorer - RogerF joined us in 2014! wrote:
   17 Jan 2018
The prey looks like a larva of Thalaina clara (a looper, Geometridae) that feeds on Acacia foliage. See p134 my book
   17 Jan 2018
Thanks Roger, grabbed my copy down and yes, it does. There were a few other familiar faces on the pages nearby too, which hopefully I'll get a chance to look more closely at in the next few days, Jude
donhe wrote:
   16 Jan 2019
It looks like Cathy Byrne's photo of Capusa senilis, see
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/naco/senilis.html
and not much like Merlin Crossley's photo of Thalaina clara at
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/naco/clara.html

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Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Jun 2017 by Alison Milton
Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 16 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 30 Nov 2016 by JohnBundock
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2016 by roymcd
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Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 29 Jun 2016 by roymcd
Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Apr 2016 by JohnBundock
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 8 Jan 2016 by RodDeb
Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Platypus) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 27 Nov 2015 by galah681
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Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-neck Turtle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 2 Nov 2011 by Christine
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Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 7 Nov 2010 by galah681
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Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Black-necked Stork) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 18 Jan 1986 by RodDeb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 29 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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