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Myrmecia nigriceps

Black-headed bull ant at Fyshwick, ACT

Myrmecia nigriceps at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
Myrmecia nigriceps at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
Myrmecia nigriceps at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021
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Identification history

Myrmecia nigriceps 21 Feb 2021 JonLewis
Unidentified 21 Feb 2021 AlisonMilton

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Author's notes

Didn't realise I was almost standing on the nest while photographing beetles.

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JonLewis wrote:
   21 Feb 2021
Dangerous work, photographing beetles!
   21 Feb 2021
Sorry Jon. I thought I had confirmed this, and yes, dangerous work especially as this species is known to actively pursue any near visitors. Luckily they mostly don't like to roam too far from their nest.

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Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Cadmus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cadmus leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Doratifera quadriguttata and casta (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Leucania diatrecta (A Noctuid moth) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Aporocera (Aporocera) sculptilis (Leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna variicollis (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Aporocera (Aporocera) erosa (A leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Paropsis atomaria (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Fyshwick, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Eurymeloides punctata (Gumtree hopper) at Fyshwick, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Fyshwick, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 10 Feb 2021 04:10 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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