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Myrmecia simillima

A Bull Ant at Mount Ainslie

Myrmecia simillima at Mount Ainslie - 26 Mar 2020
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Myrmecia simillima 29 Mar 2020 JonLewis
Myrmecia nigriceps 27 Mar 2020 jbromilow50

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JonLewis wrote:
   29 Mar 2020
Hi Jbromilow50, M. nigriceps is similar, but the overall colour and shape of the mandibles makes it M. simillima, another relatively common species. Cheers, Jon
   29 Mar 2020
Is it true to say that in C. nigriceps the mandibles are more yellow?
JonLewis wrote:
   29 Mar 2020
Hi John, yes, the mandibles are typically yellowish. So you normally see an ant with black (or at least very dark) head and gaster (tail), a reddish body and yellowish mandibles. They do seems to be reasonably consistent in this colouration. Cheers, Jon

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Carex tereticaulis (Poongort) at Mount Ainslie - 27 Aug 2020 by JaneR
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Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Apr 2020 by jbromilow50
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Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
Gerygone olivacea (White-throated Gerygone) at Mount Ainslie - 12 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
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Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Mount Ainslie - 26 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Ainslie - 26 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Mount Ainslie - 26 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Clynotis severus (Stern Jumping Spider) at Mount Ainslie - 26 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Mount Ainslie - 25 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Phylloporus sp. at Mount Ainslie - 25 Mar 2020 by jbromilow50
Petroica goodenovii (Red-capped Robin) at Mount Ainslie - 31 Jan 2020 by rawshorty
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Chenuala heliaspis (Rose Anthelid) at Mount Ainslie - 7 Dec 2019 by SilkeSma
Lychas marmoreus (Marbled Scorpion) at Mount Ainslie - 23 Oct 2019 by MattM
Ocrisiona leucocomis (Jumping spider) at Mount Ainslie - 23 Oct 2019 by MattM
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Mount Ainslie - 23 Oct 2019 by MichaelMulvaney
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Mount Ainslie - 28 Jul 2019 by RodDeb
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jul 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Mount Ainslie - 15 Jul 2018 by MichaelMulvaney

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 26 Mar 2020 12:11 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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