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Camponotus nigriceps

Black-headed sugar ant at Uriarra Village, ACT

Camponotus nigriceps at Uriarra Village, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
Camponotus nigriceps at Uriarra Village, ACT - 25 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Camponotus nigriceps 25 Jul 2020 JonLewis
Camponotus nigriceps 25 Jul 2020 JonLewis
Unidentified 25 Jul 2020 Kurt

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2 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   25 Jul 2020
Terrific photos Kurt. This ant is very similar to Camponotus consobrinus, but Camponotus nigriceps has an abdomen (gaster) which is all black, while Camponotus consobrinus has a band of orangy yellow at the front end of the gaster. Cheers, Jon
Kurt wrote:
   25 Jul 2020
Thanks Jon, cheers

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 25 Jul 2020 12:26 PM Recorded on
  • Kurt Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour

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