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Home Insects Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)

Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Symonston, ACT

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Symonston, ACT - 27 Nov 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at Symonston, ACT - 27 Nov 2018
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Identification history

Iridomyrmex purpureus 28 Nov 2018 KimPullen
Iridomyrmex purpureus 27 Nov 2018 Mike

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Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Symonston, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by rawshorty Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty Amphibromus sp. (Swamp Wallaby Grass) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Centrolepis strigosa (Hairy centrolepis) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Drosera gunniana at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Trifolium glomeratum (Clustered Clover) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 12 Oct 2021 by Mike Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb Cermatulus nasalis (Predatory shield bug, Glossy shield bug) at Symonston, ACT - 23 May 2021 by rawshorty Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Symonston, ACT - 23 May 2021 by rawshorty Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Symonston, ACT - 1 May 2021 by RodDeb Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by MatthewFrawley Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by RodDeb Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RobParnell Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by Mike Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by Mike Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Symonston, ACT - 2 May 2020 by Mike 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 Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Sep 2019 by HelenCross 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 Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by RangerElle Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Symonston, ACT - 11 Oct 2015 by Mike Lixus cardui (Thistle Stem-borer Weevil) at Symonston, ACT - 11 Oct 2015 by Mike Asperula gunnii (Mountain Woodruff) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2014 by Mike
Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Symonston, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by rawshorty
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Symonston, ACT - 10 Jan 2022 by rawshorty
Amphibromus sp. (Swamp Wallaby Grass) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Centrolepis strigosa (Hairy centrolepis) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Drosera gunniana at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Trifolium glomeratum (Clustered Clover) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by JaneR
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 12 Oct 2021 by Mike
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty
Anax papuensis (Australian Emperor) at Symonston, ACT - 2 Sep 2021 by rawshorty
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Symonston, ACT - 29 Jun 2021 by RodDeb
Cermatulus nasalis (Predatory shield bug, Glossy shield bug) at Symonston, ACT - 23 May 2021 by rawshorty
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Symonston, ACT - 23 May 2021 by rawshorty
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Symonston, ACT - 1 May 2021 by RodDeb
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Sep 2020 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by Mike
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Symonston, ACT - 21 Jun 2020 by Mike
Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Symonston, ACT - 2 May 2020 by Mike
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
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Sep 2019 by HelenCross
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
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by RangerElle
Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Symonston, ACT - 11 Oct 2015 by Mike
Lixus cardui (Thistle Stem-borer Weevil) at Symonston, ACT - 11 Oct 2015 by Mike
Asperula gunnii (Mountain Woodruff) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike
Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Symonston, ACT - 20 Oct 2014 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2014 by Mike

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 27 Nov 2018 12:54 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by
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