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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Namadgi National Park

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Namadgi National Park - 15 Oct 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 22 Oct 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 21 Oct 2018 KMcCue

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Author's notes

The ants were feeding on sugars exuded from the nymphs (?) they were protecting

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   22 Oct 2018
The other insect looks like a leafhopper, Eurymela distincta.
KMcCue314 wrote:
   22 Oct 2018
Many thanks - the ants were very busy, the leaf hoppers tried valiantly to keep out of our sight behind the branch.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 15 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • KMcCue Recorded by

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