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Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017
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Identification history

Iridomyrmex purpureus 1 Oct 2017 samreid007
Iridomyrmex purpureus 1 Oct 2017 JanetRussell

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Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by galah681 Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Aug 2021 by rawshorty Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Jul 2021 by RogerH Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR Paspalum distichum (Water Couch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by galah681 Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681 Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681 Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681 Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681 Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell Tortula at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell Pisolithus sp. (Pisolithus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 May 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by JaneR Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Mar 2019 by rawshorty Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Cymbacha ocellata (Crab spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Chloroclystis (genus) (A geometer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Dieuches maculicollis (Black-and-white seed bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi Parasynthemis regina (Royal Tigertail) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Sep 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by galah681
Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Aug 2021 by rawshorty
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Jul 2021 by RogerH
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Paspalum distichum (Water Couch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by galah681
Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Tortula at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Pisolithus sp. (Pisolithus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 May 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Mar 2019 by rawshorty
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Cymbacha ocellata (Crab spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Chloroclystis (genus) (A geometer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Dieuches maculicollis (Black-and-white seed bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Parasynthemis regina (Royal Tigertail) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Sep 2017 by HarveyPerkins

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 1 Oct 2017 02:46 PM Recorded on
  • JanetRussell Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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