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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Aranda Bushland

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Aranda Bushland - 11 Feb 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Aranda Bushland - 11 Feb 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 12 Feb 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 11 Feb 2018 CathB

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(genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Apr 2017 by CathB Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Apr 2017 by AaronClausen Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 by CathB Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2017 by CathB Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2017 by CathB Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Feb 2017 by CathB Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Dec 2016 by CathB Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Dec 2016 by CathB Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Nov 2016 by DerekC Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2016 by CathB Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Nov 2016 by CathB Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Mar 2020 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2020 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2020 by CathB
Strepsicrates (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Philophlaeus sp. (genus) (Carabid beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Porela delineata (Lined Porela Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2019 by Kurt
Maratus calcitrans (Kicking peacock spider) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jul 2019 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Apr 2019 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Apr 2019 by CathB
Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Apr 2019 by CathB
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Apr 2019 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 26 Mar 2019 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Mar 2019 by CathB
Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Mar 2019 by CathB
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Mar 2019 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Mar 2019 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Feb 2019 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Feb 2019 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Aranda Bushland - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Sep 2018 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018 by CathB
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018 by CathB
Jotus auripes (Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 3 May 2018 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 31 Mar 2018 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 31 Mar 2018 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB
Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Mar 2018 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Mar 2018 by CathB
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Mar 2018 by CathB
Gotra sp. (genus) (Unidentified Gotra ichneumon wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Mar 2018 by CathB
Brachytria jugosa (Jugosa longhorn beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2018 by CathB
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Feb 2018 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Feb 2018 by CathB
Plectobela sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Jan 2018 by CathB
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2017 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Nov 2017 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Nov 2017 by CathB
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2017 by CathB
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Oct 2017 by DerekC
Lepidoscia sp. (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Sep 2017 by CathB
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2017 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Aug 2017 by CathB
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Jul 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 27 May 2017 by DerekC
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 May 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 May 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Apr 2017 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Apr 2017 by CathB
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Apr 2017 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Apr 2017 by AaronClausen
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Mar 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis cornuta (Horned midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2017 by CathB
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Mar 2017 by CathB
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Feb 2017 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Dec 2016 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Dec 2016 by CathB
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 8 Nov 2016 by DerekC
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Nov 2016 by CathB
Caleana minor (Small Duck Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Nov 2016 by CathB
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Nov 2016 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 11 Feb 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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