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Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Bullen Range

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Bullen Range - 21 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Iridomyrmex purpureus 26 Dec 2020 JonLewis
Iridomyrmex purpureus 22 Dec 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 21 Dec 2020 HelenCross

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3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   22 Dec 2020
I've suggested Iridomyrmex purpureus only so Jon Lewis can have a look. He might know the gall insect.
HelenCross wrote:
   22 Dec 2020
Thanks Michael
JonLewis wrote:
   26 Dec 2020
I think you are right about the ID, Michael, but I don't know what would have caused the gall or why the ants would be interested in it - galls are not normally a source of food. Cheers, Jon

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Dec 2020 01:06 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

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  • Eucalypt Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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