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Rhytidoponera sp. (genus)

Rhytidoponera ant at Deakin, ACT

Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021
Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Dec 2021
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Rhytidoponera sp. (genus) 28 Dec 2021 JonLewis
Unidentified 27 Dec 2021 LisaH

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I am unsure whether these are coconut ants - I just noticed the casing that I've seen at other sites. The ants were darker, no reddish body (?).

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JonLewis wrote:
   28 Dec 2021
Hi Lisa, yes, you were right. Not sure which species, but certainly Rhytidoponera. The debris on the log could have been an old coconut ant colony, but might also be old beetle frass? Cheers, Jon

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(genus) (Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by LisaH Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by LisaH Eriococcus coriaceus (Gumtree Scale) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by kieranh Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by LisaH Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by JackyF Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by Ct1000 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh Perenniporia ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF Perenniporia ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by Ct1000 Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF Tubaria rufofulva (Burgundy Wood Tubaria) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by TomT Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by TomT Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by KL Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Apr 2020 by TomT Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH
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Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by LisaH
Senecio hispidulus (Hill Fireweed) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Tapirlord
Rytidosperma carphoides (Short Wallaby Grass) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2022 by Tapirlord
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by TexanReptilian
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Sep 2021 by Tapirlord
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Aug 2021 by ebristow
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Aug 2021 by TomT
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by KL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by KL
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Cupressus arizonica (Arizona Cypress) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Campylopus (A moss) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Zantedeschia aethiopica (Arum Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Aug 2021 by Tapirlord
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Lithobiomorpha (order) (Unidentified stone centipede) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Rumex sp. (A Dock) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Deakin, ACT - 31 Jul 2021 by Tapirlord
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2021 by LisaH
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by Ct1000
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Tebenna micalis (Small Thistle Moth) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Deakin, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Lasiocampidae (family) immature (Lappet & Snout Moths) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by JamWiRe
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (Giant Hop-bush) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by kieranh
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Dacryopinax spathularia (Dacryopinax spathularia) at Deakin, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Holcus lanatus (Yorkshire Fog) at Deakin, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Deakin, ACT - 13 Sep 2020 by LisaH
Carex sp. (A sedge) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Deakin, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 24 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Deakin, ACT - 10 Aug 2020 by JackyF
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Deakin, ACT - 15 May 2020 by JackyF
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 11 May 2020 by TexanReptilian
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Deakin, ACT - 8 May 2020 by TomT
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Deakin, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 5 May 2020 by JackyF
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Deakin, ACT - 3 May 2020 by TexanReptilian
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by TexanReptilian
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Eriococcus coriaceus (Gumtree Scale) at Deakin, ACT - 28 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Deakin, ACT - 26 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Deakin, ACT - 23 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Deakin, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by kieranh
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Deakin, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Deakin, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by Ct1000
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn Heath) at Deakin, ACT - 15 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Tubaria rufofulva (Burgundy Wood Tubaria) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Deakin, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by TomT
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by TomT
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Deakin, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by KL
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 8 Apr 2020 by TomT
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Deakin, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 27 Dec 2021 10:12 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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