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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at ANBG

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Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018

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Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Dec 2018
Hi Alison - nice photos but the ant looks like a meat ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus. Do you know the plant the ants are on? Cheers, Jon
   19 Dec 2018
No I don't know the plant but can go back for an identification. Quite a lot of insects on this same plant.
Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Dec 2018
That's OK - just didn't recognise it.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.107233-35.273652
  • Altitude 636.5m
  • Maps ANBG
  • Places Hackett, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by

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