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Papyrius sp (undescribed)

Hairy Coconut Ant at Namadgi National Park

Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021
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Identification history

Papyrius sp (undescribed) 24 Mar 2021 JonLewis
Papyrius sp (undescribed) 22 Mar 2021 Christine

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Author's notes

I went to have a look at the Hairy Coconut Ants at the site as reported by Shorty in 4365547. I discovered that most of the time it is very difficult to see any hairs at all, but if the light is right they may be visible. Photos show adult carrying young, ant with hair visible on gaster, ant carrying nest material, and some alates in situ. I will add another sighting of just the Alates. These Coconut ants are definitely larger than the "Shiny" Coconut Ants.

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JonLewis wrote:
   24 Mar 2021
Good photos and ID Christine. Cheers, Jon

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Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Argoctenus vittatus (Wandering Ghost Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Sep 2020 by KMcCue Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Namadgi National Park - 29 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Fisera (genus) (A crest-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 by RodDeb Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2018 by RodDeb Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2018 by RodDeb Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Pernattia pusilla (She-oak Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Argoctenus vittatus (Wandering Ghost Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Feb 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Sep 2020 by KMcCue
Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Namadgi National Park - 29 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 31 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Fisera (genus) (A crest-moth) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Namadgi National Park - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Pompilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Nov 2018 by RodDeb
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Pernattia pusilla (She-oak Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock
Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Namadgi National Park - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 20 Mar 2021 01:23 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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