Papyrius nitidus

Shining Coconut Ant at Red Hill, ACT

Papyrius nitidus at Red Hill, ACT - 4 Oct 2020
Papyrius nitidus at Red Hill, ACT - 4 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Papyrius nitidus 28 Oct 2020 AlisonMilton
Papyrius nitidus 28 Oct 2020 Ratcliffe

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possible coconut ant colony at base of live acacia baileyana


AlisonMilton wrote:
   28 Oct 2020
A close-up of the ants would be good if possible. Thanks
Ratcliffe wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
hi Alison

Unfortunately I only had my phone which won't take those tiny ants. They did smell very coconutty when squashed between fingers
AlisonMilton wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
Thanks. I did confirm it based on what I could see.

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Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 4 Oct 2020 11:36 AM Recorded on
  • Ratcliffe Recorded by

Additional information

  • Acacia Baileyana Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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