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Rhytidoponera metallica

Greenhead ant at Holt, ACT

Rhytidoponera metallica at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021
Rhytidoponera metallica at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021
Rhytidoponera metallica at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021
Rhytidoponera metallica at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021
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Rhytidoponera metallica 27 Sep 2021 JonLewis
Rhytidoponera aspera 27 Sep 2021 tpreston

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Ants under rock, about 5mm

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JonLewis wrote:
   27 Sep 2021
Hi tpreston, these are very beautiful ants but it is the other more common species, Rhytidoponera metallica. Rhytidoponera aspera usually has distinctively red legs and a very shiny rear section on the abdomen. The colour of the iridescence on both ants varies from green through to purple. Cheers, Jon

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Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by Tammy
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by Tammy
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by Tammy
Ponerinae (subfamily) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Tabanidae (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Lomandra bracteata (Small Matrush) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Fletchamia quinquelineata (Five-striped flatworm) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Laxta granicollis (Common bark or trilobite cockroach) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Lychas marmoreus (Marbled Scorpion) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Holt, ACT - 27 Sep 2021 by tpreston
Ethmostigmus rubripes (Giant centipede) at Holt, ACT - 21 Sep 2021 by Roger
Coracina novaehollandiae (Black-faced Cuckooshrike) at Holt, ACT - 14 Sep 2021 by Kurt
Cubicorhynchus maculatus (Spotted ground weevil) at Holt, ACT - 9 Sep 2021 by Roger
Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Holt, ACT - 11 Mar 2021 by Roger
Melopsittacus undulatus (Budgerigar) at Holt, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by Caric
Haplonyx sp. (genus) (Unidentified Haplonyx weevil) at Holt, ACT - 30 Jul 2020 by Roger

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 27 Sep 2021 10:44 AM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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