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Unidentified at suppressed - 13 Mar 2017
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Sorry Ruth needs photo of Ant for ID
Insufficient or inconclusive evidence 2 May 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 29 Mar 2017 ruthkerruish

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Seedharvesting ant (Pheidole sp.)


   30 Mar 2017
Seeds collected by seedharvesting ants (Pheidole sp)
   20 Apr 2017
Seedharvesting ants were active at the various sites - entering and leaving via the hole which is visible - the ants are small - only about 2-3mm long.
samreid007 wrote:
   20 Apr 2017
Would you be able to get a close up picture of one of the ants? It's too difficult to be sure of the ID as there are a few seed harvesters in Canberra, such as species of Monomorium.
   20 Apr 2017
The ants are so small and still there, but the seed is all gone, but I doubt that my camera is able to get a picture, also they scurry around so quickly. I could catch some and freeze them and try. Thank you for your comments.

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Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 13 Mar 2017 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

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  • Seeds harvested for consumption by the ants Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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