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Dolichoderus doriae

Dolly ant at Paddys River, ACT

Dolichoderus doriae at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2012
Dolichoderus doriae at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2012
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Identification history

Dolichoderus doriae 30 Jan 2019 michaelb
Dolichoderus doriae 29 Jan 2019 JonLewis
Dolichoderus scabridus 25 Oct 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Dolichoderus scabridus 15 Aug 2016 michaelb
Unidentified 11 Aug 2016 galah681

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4 comments

galah681 wrote:
   12 Aug 2016
There was a solid ball of ants all clinging together!!
RogerF wrote:
   12 Aug 2016
Yes I have seen these clusters, see page 73 of my book. Possibly Dolichoderus scabridus but a picture of an individual would be useful.
galah681 wrote:
   12 Aug 2016
I managed to find some ants another photo that were walking towards the ant ball
JonLewis wrote:
   30 Jan 2019
I think this is Dolichoderus doriae - the close-up photo seems to show spines on the shoulders, pointing forward.

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Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2023 by Mike
Rattus rattus (Black Rat) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by WalterEgo
Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Tapirlord
Prostanthera lasianthos (Victorian Christmas Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Tapirlord
Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Nov 2022 by Pirom
Entoloma sp. (Entoloma) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by alexhweller
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by Christine
Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ulicifolia (Gorse Bitter-pea) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by Tapirlord
Daviesia ulicifolia (Gorse Bitter-pea) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Aug 2021 by AnneG1
Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea (Clavulinopsis corallinorosacea) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Aug 2021 by AnneG1
Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Byssomerulius corium (Netted Crust) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Picipes 'melanopus group' at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by Christine
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 May 2020 by Christine
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 May 2020 by HelenCross
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by RodDeb
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Jun 2019 by RodDeb
Unplaced tetramera (A Geometer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by ibaird
Idiodes siculoides (Straight-winged Bracken Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by ibaird
Taxeotis stereospila (Taxeotis stereospila) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Nov 2018 by ibaird
Iropoca rotundata (Iropoca rotundata) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by GlennCocking
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2012 by galah681
Adelium pustulosum (Darkling beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2012 by galah681
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Aug 2011 by Christine

Location information

Species information

  • Dolichoderus doriae Scientific name
  • Dolly ant Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 18 Feb 2012 12:19 PM Recorded on
  • galah681 Recorded by
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