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Iridomyrmex rufoniger

Tufted Tyrant Ant at National Arboretum Woodland

Iridomyrmex rufoniger at National Arboretum Woodland - 28 Dec 2020
Iridomyrmex rufoniger at National Arboretum Woodland - 28 Dec 2020
Iridomyrmex rufoniger at National Arboretum Woodland - 28 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Iridomyrmex rufoniger 30 Dec 2020 JonLewis
Iridomyrmex purpureus 30 Dec 2020 galah681
Unidentified 30 Dec 2020 Christine

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Author's notes

Look a bit different from other ants, but very fast moving running up and down the tree trunk.

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JonLewis wrote:
   30 Dec 2020
hi christine & galah681, good id of the genus, but pretty sure it is the species i. rufoniger. take a look at the following sighting for comparison. cheers, jon Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant)

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Agapophytus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Agapophytus stiletto fly) at National Arboretum Woodland - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at National Arboretum Woodland - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at National Arboretum Woodland - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine
Agapophytus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Agapophytus stiletto fly) at National Arboretum Woodland - 28 Dec 2020 by Christine
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at National Arboretum Woodland - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at National Arboretum Woodland - 10 Jan 2018 by Christine

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 28 Dec 2020 12:36 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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