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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Mount Taylor

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Mount Taylor - 2 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex purpureus 3 Dec 2018 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 2 Dec 2018 Christine

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Author's notes

Found when looking for evidence of Hairstreak breeding, but these ants were much larger than the ones we were looking for. Not sure what they are tending.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 2 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

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