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Camponotus suffusus

Golden-tailed sugar ant at Cook, ACT

Camponotus suffusus at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2021
Camponotus suffusus at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2021
Camponotus suffusus at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Camponotus suffusus 26 Jan 2021 JonLewis
Camponotus aeneopilosus 25 Jan 2021 CathB

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Author's notes

This Camponotus started up the trunk from the ground, but quickly retreated when it encountered a column of coconut ants. It then moved on to a neighbouring tree. The coconut ants didn't seem to do anything to it, but it was all a bit fast to be sure (hence the terrible photos - sorry).

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JonLewis wrote:
   26 Jan 2021
Hi Cath, interesting record. Regarding the ID, the has a golden tail, like C. aeneopilosus, but it is C. suffusus. Cheers, Jon
JonLewis wrote:
   26 Jan 2021
P.S. also meant to say, great happy moth picture!!

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Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by CathB
Dissomorphia australiaria (Dashed Geometrid) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton
Paropsisterna m-fusca (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by Alison Milton
Acanthonevroides jarvisi (A fruit fly) at Cook, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by CathB
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 1 Nov 2020 by MattFox
Lasiopsylla sp. (genus) (Psyllid or Lerp insect) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jun 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Cook, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by CathB

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2021 07:46 AM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • Eucalyptus rubida Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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