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Myrmecia pyriformis

A Bull ant at Cook, ACT

Myrmecia pyriformis at Cook, ACT - 8 Feb 2021
Myrmecia pyriformis at Cook, ACT - 8 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Myrmecia pyriformis 10 Feb 2021 JonLewis
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group 8 Feb 2021 drakes

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About 25 mm long. Mt Painter Reserve Wildflower Triangle near dam.

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JonLewis wrote:
   10 Feb 2021
Hi Drakes, Myrmecia pilosula always has yellowish mandibles which stand out from the dark-coloured body. Cheers, Jon

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Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
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Phlebiopsis crassa (A corticioid or paint fungi) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Ericrypsina chorodoxa (A Chezela group moth) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Milax gagates (Black-keeled Slug) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Aulacocyclus edentulus (Passalid beetle) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Corticioid fungi at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Hypoxylon howeianum at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Cook, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by drakes
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2022 by CathB
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Cook, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by CathB
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Cook, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by drakes
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by drakes
Rhytiphora albocincta (Longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by CathB
Paropsis aspera (Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by CathB
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by drakes
Epicyme rubropunctaria (Red-spotted Delicate) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes
Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 30 Jan 2022 by drakes
Pararguda rufescens (Rufous Snout Moth) at Cook, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by CathB
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by CathB
Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by drakes
Pinara cana (Neat Pinara) at Cook, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by CathB
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by Tammy
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cook, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by Tammy
Stenoptilla zophodactylus (Dowdy Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by drakes
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by CathB
Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Cook, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by CathB
Phycitinae (subfamily) (A snout moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by CathB
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by CathB
Caesia calliantha (Blue Grass-lily) at Cook, ACT - 15 Dec 2021 by SarahHnatiuk
Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by CathB
Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by drakes
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Red-lined Looper Moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by CathB
Trifolium campestre (Hop Clover) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2021 by drakes
Homotrysis sp. (genus) (Darkling beetle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by CathB
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Edusella sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by CathB
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Cook, ACT - 17 Nov 2021 by CathB
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Cook, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by drakes
Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Cook, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by CathB
Hypoxylon sp. at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Venatrix pictiventris (Four-spotted Huntress) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by trevorpreston
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by tpreston
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Cook, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by drakes
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Cook, ACT - 4 Oct 2021 by drakes
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Cook, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by drakes
Phaeoceros sp. at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by CathB
Anthoceros sp. at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2021 by CathB
Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle, Ovens Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by drakes
Acacia rubida (Red-stemmed Wattle, Red-leaved Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 16 Aug 2021 by drakes
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Cook, ACT - 1 Aug 2021 by drakes
Cheilanthes sp. (Rock Fern) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jul 2021 by MattFox
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Cook, ACT - 4 Jul 2021 by drakes
Coprinellus micaceus group at Cook, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by drakes
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Cook, ACT - 20 Jun 2021 by drakes
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 27 May 2021 by drakes
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Cook, ACT - 13 May 2021 by drakes
Orobanche minor (Broomrape) at Cook, ACT - 6 May 2021 by drakes
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Cook, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by drakes
Phylloporus sp. (Phylloporus sp.) at Cook, ACT - 8 Apr 2021 by drakes
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea (Argyle Apple) at Cook, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by drakes
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by CathB
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by CathB
Pluteus 'yellow' at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by drakes
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden Weather-grass) at Cook, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by drakes
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2021 by drakes
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Cook, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by CathB
Cynosurus echinatus (Rough Dog's Tail Grass) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by CathB
Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB
Lophyrotoma sp. (genus) (Sawfly) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Cook, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by CathB
Centaurium tenuiflorum (Branched Centaury) at Cook, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by drakes
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Cook, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by drakes
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2020 by drakes
Hackelia suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Cook, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by drakes
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by drakes
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Cook, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by drakes
Atrapsalta furcilla (Southern Mountain Squeaker) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Cook, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by CathB

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Feb 2021 10:13 AM Recorded on
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  • Female Gender

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