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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Myrmecia forficata

A Bull ant at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Myrmecia forficata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Feb 2019
Myrmecia forficata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Feb 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia forficata 4 Feb 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Myrmecia forficata 3 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 1 Feb 2019 Mike

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One reason not to stand still while taking photos.

1 comment

Jon Lewis wrote:
   4 Feb 2019
Hi Kim, wasn't too sure for a while. M. forficata and M. simillima are pretty similar and separated in the key by the shape of the mandibles. I think I can just make out the shape well enough to agree with you that it's forficata!

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Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Mar 2019 by Mike
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2019 by Christine
Promachus sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Feb 2019 by Mike
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 24 Jan 2019 by Christine
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Jan 2019 by JackyF
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Jan 2019 by Mike
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Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Dec 2018 by Mike
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Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2018 by Christine
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Nov 2018 by Mike
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 by Mike
Orobanche minor (Lesser Broomrape) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Nov 2018 by Mike
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Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018 by Mike
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Nov 2018 by Mike
Cadmus crucicollis (Leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Nov 2018 by Christine
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 1 Feb 2019 Recorded on
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