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Myrmecia tarsata

1 Bull ant or Bulldog ant at Paddys River, ACT

Myrmecia tarsata at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Myrmecia tarsata 11 Dec 2019 JonLewis
Unidentified 11 Dec 2019 Marthijn

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User's notes

Clearly a bull ant, but not sure which. Body seems wrong for black-headed.

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JonLewis wrote:
   12 Dec 2019
Hi Marthijn, this species has a distinctive red tip on the end of its abdomen (gaster) which you can see pretty well in you photo. Cheers, Jon

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Mucronella sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Aug 2022 by TimL Austropaxillus sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 10 May 2022 by AJB Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by GirtsO Bedfordia arborescens (Blanket Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston Lemodes coccinea (Scarlet ant beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen Canis lupus (Dingo / Wild Dog) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 May 2020 by Tammy Apothechyla sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2019 by roymcd Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie Euastacus crassus (Alpine Spiny Crayfish) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2018 by roymcd Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2017 by SWishart Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 by David Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2016 by roymcd Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2015 by Christine Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681 Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681
Mucronella sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Aug 2022 by TimL
Austropaxillus sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 10 May 2022 by AJB
Pseudechis porphyriacus (Red-bellied Black Snake) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by GirtsO
Bedfordia arborescens (Blanket Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Lemodes coccinea (Scarlet ant beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Canis lupus (Dingo / Wild Dog) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 May 2020 by Tammy
Apothechyla sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Nov 2019 by JohnBundock
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Jan 2019 by roymcd
Rankinia diemensis (Mountain Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Euastacus crassus (Alpine Spiny Crayfish) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2018 by roymcd
Philobota lysizona (A concealer moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2017 by SWishart
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Austroaeschna multipunctata (Multi-spotted Darner) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Jan 2017 by David
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2016 by roymcd
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2015 by Christine
Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681
Olearia lirata (Snowy Daisybush) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2019 10:03 AM Recorded on
  • Marthijn Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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