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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Iridomyrmex mayri

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Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019
Iridomyrmex mayri at ANBG - 11 Jun 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex mayri 19 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Iridomyrmex mayri 19 Jun 2019 michaelb
Iridomyrmex mayri 12 Jun 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 12 Jun 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of these ants. They were swarming in a frenzy around the many winged Queens that were leaving a nest. The Queens were larger than the 5mm to 12mm size range of the ants generally.

2 comments

Jon Lewis wrote:
   19 Jun 2019
Hi Tim, thanks for yet another new species. This one is pretty common, especially during the cool months, generally foraging on trees.

Hi Michael, thanks for updating the taxonomy - I tried several times and just got "We are busy" messages.

Cheers, Jon
michaelb wrote:
   20 Jun 2019
Hi Jon
I guessed you had that problem. We are having some software problems at the moment. Hopefully it will improve soon.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 11 Jun 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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