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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Rhytidoponera metallica

Greenhead ant at ANBG

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Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019

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Sighted descending a tree with a drop of liquid in its jaws.

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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019 by Tim L Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 23 Sep 2019 by Tim L Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by Tim L Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019 by Tim L Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 by Tim L Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 by Tim L Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019 by Tim L Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Tim L Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by Tim L Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019 by Christine Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018 by roymcd Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2016 by RWPurdie
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by Tim L
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 13 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at ANBG - 14 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 23 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 3 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by Tim L
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 May 2019 by Tim L
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by Tim L
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by Tim L
Oncopeltus sordidus (Milk vine bug) at ANBG - 22 May 2019 by Christine
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by Tim L
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 1 Feb 2018 by roymcd
Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at ANBG - 12 Sep 2016 by RWPurdie

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 16 Jul 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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