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Tapinoma sp. (genus)

Dwarf Pedicel Ant at Aranda Bushland

Tapinoma sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020
Tapinoma sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020
Tapinoma sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020
Tapinoma sp. (genus) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Tapinoma sp. (genus) 10 Sep 2020 JonLewis
Tapinoma sp. (genus) 5 Sep 2020 CathB

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Tiny ants that vanished into cracks in old log as soon as the camera approached

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Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Feb 2021 by CathB Rhinotia haemoptera (Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Jan 2021 by CathB Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB Simaetha sp. (genus) (Unidentified Brown jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB Cassytha sp. at Aranda Bushland - 16 Jan 2021 by dwise Aporocera (Aporocera) flaviventris (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Ardozyga phloeodes (A Gelechioid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB Acaena echinata (Sheeps Burr) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB Aglaopus pyrrhata (Leaf Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Oct 2020 by CathB Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2020 by KMcCue Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Sep 2020 by tpreston Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Sep 2020 by Kurt Mycetophilidae sp. (family) (A Fungus gnat) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB Chrysomya sp. (genus) (A green/blue blowfly) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB Philophloeus sp. (genus) (Bark carab beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2019 by Kurt Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Sep 2019 by CathB Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2019 by CathB Cirphula pyrrhocnemis (Variable Cirphula) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Feb 2019 by CathB Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Reduviidae sp. (family) (An assassin bug) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Nov 2018 by CathB Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Aranda Bushland - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Crab spider) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB Acacia vestita (Weeping Boree) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Jul 2018 by CathB Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified plant louse) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018 by CathB Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB Gotra sp. (genus) (Unidentified Gotra ichneumon wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2018 by CathB Plectobela sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2017 by CathB Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2017 by PeterR Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Oct 2017 by DerekC Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2017 by MattM Araneus dimidiatus (Half Orb-weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2017 by CathB Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2017 by CathB Campylopus (A moss) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB Chiloscyphus sp. (A leafy liverwort) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Feb 2017 by CathB Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Mar 2016 by CathB Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2015 by MattM Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 May 2015 by CathB Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Feb 2015 by CathB Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2012 by CathB
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Mar 2021 by CathB
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Feb 2021 by CathB
Rhinotia haemoptera (Lycid-mimic belid weevil, Slender Red Weevil) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Jan 2021 by CathB
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB
Simaetha sp. (genus) (Unidentified Brown jumper) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2021 by CathB
Cassytha sp. at Aranda Bushland - 16 Jan 2021 by dwise
Aporocera (Aporocera) flaviventris (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Ardozyga phloeodes (A Gelechioid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Jan 2021 by CathB
Acaena echinata (Sheeps Burr) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Camponotus intrepidus (Flumed Sugar Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Aglaopus pyrrhata (Leaf Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2020 by CathB
Castiarina decemmaculata (Ten-spot Jewel Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Oct 2020 by CathB
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2020 by KMcCue
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB
Drosera auriculata (Tall Sundew) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Sep 2020 by CathB
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Sep 2020 by tpreston
Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle) at Aranda Bushland - 11 Sep 2020 by Kurt
Mycetophilidae sp. (family) (A Fungus gnat) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Spilonota-group (A Tortricid moth) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Aug 2020 by CathB
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Aug 2020 by dwise
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Pseudopenthes fenestrata (Window-winged bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB
Chrysomya sp. (genus) (A green/blue blowfly) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Jan 2020 by CathB
Philophloeus sp. (genus) (Bark carab beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2019 by Kurt
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Sep 2019 by CathB
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB
Melobasis thoracica (A jewel beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Sep 2019 by CathB
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2019 by CathB
Acizzia sp. (genus) (Unidentified wattle psyllid) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2019 by CathB
Cirphula pyrrhocnemis (Variable Cirphula) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Podomyrma sp. (genus) (Muscleman Tree Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Mar 2019 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Feb 2019 by CathB
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Reduviidae sp. (family) (An assassin bug) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Nov 2018 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Aranda Bushland - 16 Nov 2018 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2018 by CathB
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Laetiporus portentosus at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Crab spider) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Sep 2018 by CathB
Acacia vestita (Weeping Boree) at Aranda Bushland - 30 Jul 2018 by CathB
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified plant louse) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Jul 2018 by CathB
Myrmecia piliventris (Golden tail bull ant) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2018 by CathB
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 16 Mar 2018 by CathB
Eriophora pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Gotra sp. (genus) (Unidentified Gotra ichneumon wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Mar 2018 by CathB
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Feb 2018 by CathB
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jan 2018 by CathB
Plectobela sp. (genus) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Jan 2018 by CathB
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Nov 2017 by CathB
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2017 by PeterR
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Oct 2017 by DerekC
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Oct 2017 by MattM
Araneus dimidiatus (Half Orb-weaver) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2017 by CathB
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Oct 2017 by CathB
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Oct 2017 by CathB
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Sep 2017 by CathB
Campylopus (A moss) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB
Chiloscyphus sp. (A leafy liverwort) at Aranda Bushland - 19 Aug 2017 by CathB
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Aranda Bushland - 13 Apr 2017 by CathB
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Aranda Bushland - 24 Feb 2017 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Jan 2017 by CathB
Pyronema sp. (A fire fungus) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Mar 2016 by CathB
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Urodacus manicatus (Black Rock Scorpion) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Feb 2016 by AaronClausen
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Nov 2015 by MattM
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Aranda Bushland - 20 May 2015 by CathB
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Feb 2015 by CathB
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2012 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 29 Aug 2020 02:25 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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