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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Pheidole sp. (genus)

Seed-harvesting ant at Mount Painter

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Pheidole sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019

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Very small, pale ants with, some larger individuals, in a trail behind a loose piece of bark on a yellow box trunk.

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(family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB Faveria tritalis (Couchgrass Webworm) at Mount Painter - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Mount Painter - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2018 by CathB Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (A Braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Euryopis splendens (Splendid tick spider) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2018 by CathB Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Mount Painter - 3 Feb 2018 by CathB Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB Dipteria larvae (order) (Unidentified fly larvae) at Mount Painter - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Mount Painter - 21 May 2020 by CathB
Acaena sp. at Mount Painter - 21 May 2020 by CathB
Plantago gaudichaudii (Narrow plantain) at Mount Painter - 21 May 2020 by CathB
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Painter - 6 May 2020 by CathB
Dolomedes sp. (genus) (Fishing spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phryganeutis cinerea at Mount Painter - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB
Pisauridae sp. (family) (Water spider) at Mount Painter - 12 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ranatra sp. (genus) (Water Scorpion or Water Stick Insect) at Mount Painter - 10 Apr 2020 by CathB
Austrolimnophila antiqua (Crane fly) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Echinochloa crus-galli (Barnyard Grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Phycitinae sp. (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ephydridae sp. (family) (Shore Flies) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ephemeroptera sp. (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Corixidae (family) (Waterboatmen) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ephemeroptera sp. (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Leptoceridae sp. (family) (Long-horned caddisfly) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2020 by CathB
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Bermius brachycerus (A grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Zygoptera (suborder) (Damselfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2020 by CathB
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Painter - 16 Mar 2020 by CathB
Eucharitidae (family) (Unidentified ant-parasite wasp) at Mount Painter - 2 Mar 2020 by CathB
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2020 by CathB
Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Mythimna convecta (Common Armyworm) at Mount Painter - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Mount Painter - 16 Feb 2020 by CathB
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Doubled-fringed or Guenee's Emerald) at Mount Painter - 13 Feb 2020 by CathB
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) (Rhytidoponera ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 10 Feb 2020 by CathB
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Macrobathra chrysotoxa (A cosmet moth) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 15 Jan 2020 by CathB
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Mount Painter - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB
Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Mount Painter - 12 Jan 2020 by CathB
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Mount Painter - 19 Dec 2019 by CathB
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Camponotus nigriceps (Black-headed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Celaenia calotoides (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2019 by CathB
Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2019 by CathB
Festuca arundinacea (Tall Fescue) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lolium perenne (Perennial Ryegrass) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Apolinus lividigaster (Yellow Shouldered Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB
Monomorium sp. (genus) (A Monomorium ant) at Mount Painter - 22 Jun 2019 by CathB
Polyrhachis ornata (Ornate spiny ant) at Mount Painter - 20 Apr 2019 by CathB
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Mount Painter - 18 Apr 2019 by CathB
Polyrhachis ornata (Ornate spiny ant) at Mount Painter - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB
Sphallomorpha sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphallomorpha ground beetle) at Mount Painter - 10 Mar 2019 by CathB
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Mount Painter - 22 Feb 2019 by CathB
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Euphorbia dallachyana (Mat Spurge, Caustic Weed) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Endotricha pyrosalis (A Pyralid moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Jan 2019 by CathB
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Mount Painter - 28 Jan 2019 by CathB
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Painter - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Mount Painter - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Panicum effusum (Hairy Panic Grass) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Amphibromus sp. (Swamp Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2019 by CathB
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2019 by CathB
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 13 Jan 2019 by CathB
Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea / Mountain Psoralea) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Mount Painter - 1 Jan 2019 by CathB
Sorghum leiocladum (Wild Sorghum) at Mount Painter - 1 Jan 2019 by CathB
Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2018 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2018 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2018 by CathB
Faveria tritalis (Couchgrass Webworm) at Mount Painter - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Mount Painter - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB
Deliochus sp. (genus) (A leaf curling spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Jul 2018 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2018 by CathB
Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Pycnobraconoides sp. (genus) (A Braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Lauxaniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Euryopis splendens (Splendid tick spider) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2018 by CathB
Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2018 by CathB
Formicidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ant) at Mount Painter - 3 Feb 2018 by CathB
Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB
Dipteria larvae (order) (Unidentified fly larvae) at Mount Painter - 1 Feb 2018 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • 3 May 2019 Recorded on
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