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Polyrhachis femorata

A spiny ant at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Polyrhachis femorata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Polyrhachis femorata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Polyrhachis femorata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Polyrhachis femorata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
Polyrhachis femorata at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Polyrhachis femorata 18 Jan 2022 JonLewis
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) 17 Jan 2022 JonLewis
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) 15 Jan 2022 Steve_Bok

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Approx 12mm long, upper part of legs are orange

4 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   17 Jan 2022
Interesting ant Steve. Correct ID to Polyrhachis, but I don't know the species. I'll try to find out at some stage! Jon
JonLewis wrote:
   18 Jan 2022
Congratulations Steve, a new ant for CNM!
Steve_Bok wrote:
   18 Jan 2022
Hi Jon, thanks for the ID. Great that we can add a new Ant species to CNM. If you were to review the sightings under Polyrhachis sp. (genus) you might find more P.femorata, there appears to be 5 other sightings with the same or very similar characteristics (orange upper legs).
JonLewis wrote:
   19 Jan 2022
Thanks Steve - I’ll take a look.

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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Aporocera (Aporocera) haematodes (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 22 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Pterohelaeus sp. (genus) (Pie-dish beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Rhapsa suscitatalis (Wedged Rhapsa) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Platisus sp. (genus) (Flat bark beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Gryllacrididae (family) (Unidentified Raspy Cricket) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Merocroca automima (Chezala group) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 16 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Anisolabididae (family) (Unidentified wingless earwig) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Aporocera (Aporocera) haematodes (A case bearing leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 22 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Pterohelaeus sp. (genus) (Pie-dish beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Rhapsa suscitatalis (Wedged Rhapsa) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Laxta sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Platisus sp. (genus) (Flat bark beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 18 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Gryllacrididae (family) (Unidentified Raspy Cricket) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Merocroca automima (Chezala group) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 12 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 16 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 2 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2022 08:55 PM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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