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Camponotus claripes

Pale-legged sugar ant at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Camponotus claripes at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021
Camponotus claripes at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021
Camponotus claripes at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021
Camponotus claripes at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021
Camponotus claripes at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Camponotus claripes 10 Oct 2021 JonLewis
Unidentified 10 Oct 2021 Steve_Bok

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Accidentally disturbed nest while kneeling to take photos of another species, noticed about 20 individuals about 10mm, and one ant was considerably larger around 15mm with darker head and thorax

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JonLewis wrote:
   10 Oct 2021
Hi Steve, thanks for all the sightings - you have had a busy time! Regarding your observation about small and big ants in this nest, some genera of ants are polymorphic, which is to say they can have different shape and sized ant in the same species. Camponotus ants almost always have a small "minor" class who do most of the work but also have a much smaller number of "major" ants which are much larger and have big heads. The major ants do guard duty as well as heavy work. Their heads are much bigger as they have big muscles to power their big jaws. Cheers, Jon

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Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Grevillea ramosissima subsp. ramosissima (Fan Grevillea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Luzula sp. (Woodrush) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi (Narrow Rock Fern) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 31 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Mar 2022 by Steve_Bok
Hecatesia fenestrata (Common Whistling Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Mar 2022 by Steve_Bok
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Mar 2022 by Steve_Bok
Laetiporus portentosus (White Punk) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Mar 2022 by Steve_Bok
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 19 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 19 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Carphurini sp. (tribe) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Olbonoma triptycha (Chezela Group) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Austrocardiophorus assimilis (Click beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Glenoleon sp. (genus) (Antlion lacewing) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Parergophela melirrhoa (A concealer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 26 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 11 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Barea phaeomochla (Barea phaeomochla) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 10 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow Navel) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 6 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 6 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 6 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 6 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 6 Sep 2020 by Harrisi
Tenebrionidae (family) (Darkling beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 May 2020 by DerekC
Grevillea ramosissima subsp. ramosissima (Fan Grevillea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Dec 2018 by RWPurdie
Grevillea ramosissima subsp. ramosissima (Fan Grevillea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 19 Aug 2014 by julielindner

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 10 Oct 2021 12:26 PM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

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