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Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group

Jack jumper at Acton, ACT

Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group 7 Dec 2021 JonLewis
Unidentified 7 Dec 2021 TimL

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The two bull ants were sighted locked together in a fight with the slightly larger ant pushing the smaller one over a considerable distance. Both ants eventually resorted to trying to sting each other, as seen in the final image, after which they spilt up and took off in different directions.

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JonLewis wrote:
   7 Dec 2021
Great photos Tim - probably ants from two different nests which are too close for comfort! Cheers, Jon

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Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by Roger
Cleogonini sp. (tribe) (Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Neoaratus hercules (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
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Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
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Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger
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Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by TimL
Milichiidae (family) (Freeloader fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 5 Dec 2021 11:55 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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