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Papyrius sp. (genus)

A Coconut Ant at Deakin, ACT

Papyrius sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
Papyrius sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
Papyrius sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
Papyrius sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
Papyrius sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Sep 2021
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Identification history

Papyrius sp. (genus) 19 Sep 2021 JonLewis
Papyrius sp. (genus) 18 Sep 2021 Tapirlord

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User's notes

Single nest, looks like a coconut ant nest but I’m not sure. Small pockets of carton found on the tree, host is euc blakelyi.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 150 Abundance
  • 14 Sep 2021 02:13 PM Recorded on
  • Tapirlord Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour

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