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Papyrius sp (undescribed)

1 Hairy Coconut Ant at Paddys River, ACT

Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jun 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jun 2021
Papyrius sp (undescribed) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Jun 2021
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Identification history

Papyrius sp (undescribed) 12 Jun 2021 JonLewis
Papyrius sp (undescribed) 12 Jun 2021 rawshorty

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I went out today to try and get some better photos of these but with the side on shot the focus is not quite right but it does show that the hairs are numerous on the ant.

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JonLewis wrote:
   12 Jun 2021
This is terrific - thanks Raw Shorty. It's great to have a positive ID for this ant. Cheers, Jon

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Monolepta froggatti (Leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Dichocrocis clytusalis (Kurrajong Leaf-tier) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Christine Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by Christine Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Argoctenus vittatus (Wandering Ghost Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by rawshorty Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by TahniChan Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Sep 2020 by KMcCue Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Jul 2020 by RodDeb Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Oct 2019 by RodDeb Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Fisera (genus) (Unidentified Fisera moths) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Psoropempula sp. (genus) (A spider wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb Pernattia pusilla (She-Oak Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart Peakesia hospita (Common Peakesia Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Monolepta froggatti (Leaf beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Dichocrocis clytusalis (Kurrajong Leaf-tier) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Christine
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Aug 2021 by Christine
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Mar 2021 by Christine
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Argoctenus vittatus (Wandering Ghost Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Feb 2021 by MattFox
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Papyrius sp (undescribed) (Hairy Coconut Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by rawshorty
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by TahniChan
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Sep 2020 by KMcCue
Anthus novaeseelandiae (Australasian Pipit) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 Jul 2020 by RodDeb
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2019 by RodDeb
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Oct 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Fisera (genus) (Unidentified Fisera moths) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2019 by RodDeb
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2019 by KumikoCallaway
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by RodDeb
Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Psoropempula sp. (genus) (A spider wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Mastachilus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Mastachilus bess beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 by RodDeb
Pernattia pusilla (She-Oak Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 May 2018 by JohnBundock
Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway
Ardea pacifica (White-necked Heron) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Apr 2018 by YumiCallaway
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2018 by SWishart
Peakesia hospita (Common Peakesia Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by RodDeb
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Platyzosteria melanaria (Common Eastern Litter Runner) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Lalage tricolor (White-winged Triller) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 12 Jun 2021 10:16 AM Recorded on
  • rawshorty Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
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