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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Notoncus capitatus

An epaulet ant at ANBG

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Notoncus capitatus at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus capitatus at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus capitatus at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus capitatus at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019
Notoncus capitatus at ANBG - 2 Aug 2019

Identification history

Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Notoncus capitatus 4 Aug 2019 Jon Lewis
Notoncus capitatus 4 Aug 2019 Jon Lewis
Unidentified 3 Aug 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of these ants attending to scale insects.

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Jon Lewis wrote:
   4 Aug 2019
Another species of Notoncus - and good photos attending the scale. Thanks! This species seems to be more common than N. gilberti but there is another which is probably more common again - Notoncus ectatommoides, which is superficially very similar looking to N. capitatus, so keep an eye out for them too! Cheers, Jon

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Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 by Tim L
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Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 30 May 2019 by Tim L
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at ANBG - 24 Mar 2019 by Judith Roach
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (cm)
  • 2 Aug 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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