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Myrmecorhynchus emeryi

1 Possum Ant at Hackett, ACT

Myrmecorhynchus emeryi at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019
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Identification history

Myrmecorhynchus emeryi 31 Aug 2019 JonLewis
Unidentified 31 Aug 2019 TimL

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User's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of this ant with its live prey. There were at least 10 of these ants on a trail up the tree but only this one had prey. Not sure what the prey is. A small winged insect.

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Christine wrote:
   1 Sep 2019
Hmm, compare this with Shorty's sighting #4232756 ...
TimL wrote:
   1 Sep 2019
Hi Christine. Thanks for this, Shorty's sighting does appear to show the same type of winged prey insect as the one in this sighting. The trail of ants in this sighting was going up a Eucalypt and this ant with its prey was heading down the tree. I guess that the winged prey was found at high level in the Eucalypt. I haven't seen one of these before and don't know what it is. Tim

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Araneus sp. (genus) (Orb weaver) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by TimL Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL Laetiporus portentosus at Hackett, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Hackett, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by TimL Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Hackett, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton Amata (genus) (Handmaiden) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at Hackett, ACT - 13 Oct 2019 by TimL Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Aug 2019 by TimL Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 27 Jun 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Jun 2019 by TimL Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Jun 2019 by TimL Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Hackett, ACT - 25 May 2019 by TimL Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Hackett, ACT - 24 May 2019 by TimL Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by TimL Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL
Araneus sp. (genus) (Orb weaver) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by TimL
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL
Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Laetiporus portentosus at Hackett, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Hackett, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by TimL
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Hackett, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at Hackett, ACT - 13 Oct 2019 by TimL
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Aug 2019 by TimL
Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Aug 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Hackett, ACT - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Hackett, ACT - 27 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Hackett, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Hackett, ACT - 20 Jun 2019 by TimL
Anystidae (family) (Unidentified anystid mite) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Hackett, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Hackett, ACT - 25 May 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Hackett, ACT - 24 May 2019 by TimL
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by TimL
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Hackett, ACT - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 10 Abundance
  • 28 Aug 2019 12:53 PM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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