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Myrmecia nigriceps

Black-headed bull ant at Symonston, ACT

Myrmecia nigriceps at Symonston, ACT - 18 Sep 2018
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Identification history

Myrmecia nigriceps 9 Oct 2018 KimPullen
Myrmecia nigriceps 20 Sep 2018 SWishart

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After much discussion with my husband, we've gone for under 25 mm but it could have been a little over - one of the biggest ants I've seen

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Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Symonston, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by rawshorty Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Symonston, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by rawshorty Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by HelenJ Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by Chris Appleton Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Symonston, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RobParnell Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Symonston, ACT - 19 Jul 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Symonston, ACT - 14 Dec 2019 by MichaelMulvaney Glenoleon pulchellus (Antlion lacewing) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Nov 2019 by Marthijn Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Nov 2019 by Marthijn Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by rawshorty Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by rawshorty Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Dynastinae (subfamily) (Unidentified rhinoceros or elephant beetle) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at Symonston, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by RangerElle Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by Mike Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by Mike Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681 Asperula gunnii (Mountain Woodruff) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2014 by Mike
Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Symonston, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by rawshorty
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Symonston, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by rawshorty
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by HelenJ
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Jul 2021 by Chris Appleton
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Symonston, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Symonston, ACT - 19 Jul 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Symonston, ACT - 14 Dec 2019 by MichaelMulvaney
Glenoleon pulchellus (Antlion lacewing) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Nov 2019 by Marthijn
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Nov 2019 by Marthijn
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Sep 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by rawshorty
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Aug 2019 by rawshorty
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Dynastinae (subfamily) (Unidentified rhinoceros or elephant beetle) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by Christine
Lepidoscia arctiella (Tower Case Moth) at Symonston, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by RangerElle
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by Mike
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Jun 2016 by Mike
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Hirschfeldia incana (Buchan Weed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 5 Feb 2015 by galah681
Asperula gunnii (Mountain Woodruff) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike
Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2014 by Mike

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Sep 2018 10:50 AM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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