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

Ant at Spence, ACT

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Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) at Spence, ACT - 5 Mar 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) at Spence, ACT - 5 Mar 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) 23 May 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 22 May 2019 Watermilli

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Author's notes

To see if there were several types of ants in the garden, we put a drop of honey and a fragment of chicken on the brick paving, and photo'd the ants that turned up. Not sure if these three are the same or three different types. Abdomen on one looks more pointy.

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   23 May 2019
Hi Watermilli, I'll label this sighting as Iridomyrmex species, as this is what the first two photos are. The third photo is of an Anonychomyrma species. Cheers, Jon
michaelb wrote:
   27 Jun 2019
3rd photo removed, see sighting # 4229105

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • 4 Mar 2019 Recorded on
  • Watermilli Recorded by

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