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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Camponotus suffusus

Golden-tailed sugar ant at Mount Painter

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Camponotus suffusus at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019
Camponotus suffusus at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019
Camponotus suffusus at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019
Camponotus suffusus at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019
Camponotus suffusus at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019

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Several ants carried smaller winged ants down a nearby tree and then disappeared into the hole. Some ants emerged from the hole (image 2), while other winged ones waited at the entrance and really looked like they were discussing what to do. I didn't see any winged ones come out.

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Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2019 by CathB
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Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
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Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 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
  • 23 Apr 2019 Recorded on
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