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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Myrmecia nigriceps

Black-headed bull ant at Mount Mugga Mugga

Myrmecia nigriceps at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia nigriceps 21 Jan 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 20 Jan 2018 Mike
Unidentified 20 Jan 2018 Mike

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Author's notes

Couldn't be the one that gave me a painful sting because it had big jaws. I didn't see where the nest was.

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Mike wrote:
   21 Jan 2018
Kim, I was changing my Author's notes when you did the ID so it got reset to Unidentified. Could you please redo it.
My ankle is still swollen and sore after 24 hours.
KimPullen wrote:
   21 Jan 2018
No problem, Mike. I hope you get better soon.

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Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cumbungee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018 by Mike
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Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Oct 2017 by Mike
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Oct 2017 by Mike
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Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Aug 2017 by Mike
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Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Apr 2017 by Mike
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Mar 2017 by Mike
Oenothera lindheimeri (Clockweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Feb 2017 by Mike
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Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Jan 2016 by Mike
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Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Oct 2015 by Mike
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Oct 2015 by Mike
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015 by Mike
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015 by Mike
Drosera sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015 by Mike
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015 by Mike
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015 by Mike
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015 by Mike
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015 by Mike
Cucumis myriocarpus (Prickly Paddy Melon) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015 by Mike
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015 by Mike
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015 by Mike
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015 by Mike
Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cumbungee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015 by Mike
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015 by Mike
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015 by Mike
Baumea articulata (Jointed Twig Rush) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014 by Mike
Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet, Sheep's Burnet) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014 by Mike
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014 by Mike
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014 by Mike
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014 by Mike
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014 by Mike

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • 20 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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