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Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)Papyrius nitidus

2 Coconut Ant at Suppressed

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Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 14 Aug 2019
Papyrius nitidus at Suppressed - 14 Aug 2019

Identification history

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Significant sighting

15 Aug 2019

1st record from Kama Nature reserve of this species

Author's notes

Under a log - I couldn't see the usual cover but as I thought they might be coconut ants, I squashed one. Definitely had the coconut smell.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 14 Aug 2019 Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

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