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Myrmecia nigriceps

Black-headed bull ant at Lower Boro, NSW

Myrmecia nigriceps at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021
Myrmecia nigriceps at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Myrmecia nigriceps 25 Nov 2021 JonLewis
Myrmecia forficata 24 Nov 2021 JanetRussell

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3 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
Hi Janet, based on the very dark head and tail (contrasting with the lighter colour of the body) and the yellowish mandibles, I think this ant looks much more like Myrmecia nigriceps rather than Myrmecia forficata. Cheers, Jon
   25 Nov 2021
Thank you, Jon. I can vouch for its bite - that’s my kneeler he was on!
JonLewis wrote:
   25 Nov 2021
Oh, bad luck! They really hurt!

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Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Patersonia sericea var. sericea (Silky Purple-flag) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden Weather-grass) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Viola betonicifolia (Mountain Violet) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Eurys sp. (genus) (Eurys sawfly) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Poranthera microphylla (Small Poranthera) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Laxmannia gracilis (Slender wire lily) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Drosera hookeri (Grassland Sundew, Pale Sundew) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Triptilodiscus pygmaeus (Annual Daisy) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Lower Boro, NSW - 23 Nov 2021 by JanetRussell
Rattus rattus (Black Rat) at Lower Boro, NSW - 17 Aug 2020 by AndyRussell
Jacksonia scoparia (Dogwood) at Lower Boro, NSW - 4 Dec 2018 by Jens
Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Lower Boro, NSW - 15 Jan 2012 by AndyRussell

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 23 Nov 2021 01:01 PM Recorded on
  • JanetRussell Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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