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Iridomyrmex purpureus

Meat Ant at Higgins, ACT

Iridomyrmex purpureus at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2023
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Iridomyrmex purpureus 16 Jan 2023 JonLewis
Unidentified 16 Jan 2023 Trevor

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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy Cerceris sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cerceris wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Trevor Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor Cryptobothrus chrysophorus (Golden Bandwing) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor Primeuchroeus sp. (genus) (Cuckoo Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Untidy Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor Tapeigaster nigricornis (Striped Sun Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Apr 2023 by Trevor Aeolothynuus sp. (genus) (A flower wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Untidy Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Untidy Tapeigaster argyrospila (Fungus fly) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw Scoparia (genus) (Unidentified Scoparia moths) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by Jillw Russula 'purpureoflava group' at Higgins, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by Jillw Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Apr 2023 by Trevor Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Apr 2023 by Trevor Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Apr 2023 by Trevor Ogcodes basalis (A hunch-back fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 31 Mar 2023 by Untidy Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor Oedosmylus tasmaniensis (Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Eucalyptus sp. (A Gum Tree) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Porela delineata (Porela delineata) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp, Dusky-winged Ichneumonid) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Psychobiella sp. (genus) (Brown Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp, Dusky-winged Ichneumonid) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor Sparassidae (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor Cardiaspina sp. (genus) (Lace or Basket lerp) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Untidy Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by Trevor Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by Trevor Pyraloidea immature unidentified (Pyraloidea caterpillar / pupa) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Feb 2023 by Untidy Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by MattM Adoryphorus coulonii (Redheaded pasture cockchafer) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Feb 2023 by Jillw Callitris endlicheri (Black Cypress Pine) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Jillw Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button Wrinklewort) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2023 by Untidy Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by Trevor Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jan 2023 by Untidy Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by Jillw Convolvulus angustissimus (Pink Bindweed) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by Trevor Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by Trevor Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2023 by Trevor Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Jan 2023 by MattM Rytidosperma racemosum (Striped Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by MattM Rytidosperma caespitosum (Ringed Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by MattM Lolium rigidum (Wimmera Ryegrass) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by MattM Paspalum dilatatum (Paspalum) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by MattM Rubus sp. (Blackberry) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by Untidy Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM Vittadinia cuneata (Fuzzweed, New Holland Daisy) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM Chrysonoma catoptrina (A Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Trevor Agrostis capillaris (Brown Top Bent Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by MattM Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Jillw Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Jillw Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button Wrinklewort) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Untidy Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by MattM Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by MattM Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Untidy Rytidosperma carphoides (Short Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Dec 2022 by MattM Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy
Cerceris sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cerceris wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Untidy
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Higgins, ACT - 14 May 2023 by Trevor
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Cryptobothrus chrysophorus (Golden Bandwing) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Primeuchroeus sp. (genus) (Cuckoo Wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Tapeigaster nigricornis (Striped Sun Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Aeolothynuus sp. (genus) (A flower wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Tenodera australasiae (Purple-winged mantid) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Tapeigaster argyrospila (Fungus fly) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw
Scoparia (genus) (Unidentified Scoparia moths) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw
Gymnopilus junonius (Gymnopilus junonius) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Apr 2023 by Jillw
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by Jillw
Russula 'purpureoflava group' at Higgins, ACT - 22 Apr 2023 by Jillw
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Ogcodes basalis (A hunch-back fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Apr 2023 by Trevor
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered cuckoo bee) at Higgins, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by Untidy
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 31 Mar 2023 by Untidy
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Oedosmylus tasmaniensis (Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Higgins, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Eucalyptus sp. (A Gum Tree) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Porela delineata (Porela delineata) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp, Dusky-winged Ichneumonid) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Psychobiella sp. (genus) (Brown Lacewing) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp, Dusky-winged Ichneumonid) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Higgins, ACT - 25 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Sparassidae (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Hednota species near grammellus (Pyralid or snout moth) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Agriophara platyscia (A Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Cardiaspina sp. (genus) (Lace or Basket lerp) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Untidy
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 5 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by Trevor
Pyraloidea immature unidentified (Pyraloidea caterpillar / pupa) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Feb 2023 by Untidy
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Higgins, ACT - 18 Feb 2023 by MattM
Adoryphorus coulonii (Redheaded pasture cockchafer) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Feb 2023 by Jillw
Callitris endlicheri (Black Cypress Pine) at Higgins, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Jillw
Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button Wrinklewort) at Higgins, ACT - 28 Jan 2023 by Untidy
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Higgins, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (Jersey Cudweed) at Higgins, ACT - 17 Jan 2023 by Untidy
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Higgins, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by Jillw
Convolvulus angustissimus (Pink Bindweed) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Higgins, ACT - 15 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Higgins, ACT - 14 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Higgins, ACT - 13 Jan 2023 by MattM
Rytidosperma racemosum (Striped Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by MattM
Rytidosperma caespitosum (Ringed Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by MattM
Lolium rigidum (Wimmera Ryegrass) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by MattM
Paspalum dilatatum (Paspalum) at Higgins, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by MattM
Rubus sp. (Blackberry) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by Untidy
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Higgins, ACT - 8 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM
Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM
Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM
Vittadinia cuneata (Fuzzweed, New Holland Daisy) at Higgins, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by MattM
Chrysonoma catoptrina (A Concealer moth) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM
Dichelachne crinita (Long-hair Plume Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 6 Jan 2023 by MattM
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Trevor
Agrostis capillaris (Brown Top Bent Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by MattM
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Jillw
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Higgins, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Jillw
Rutidosis leptorhynchoides (Button Wrinklewort) at Higgins, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Untidy
Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by MattM
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Higgins, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by MattM
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at Higgins, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Untidy
Rytidosperma carphoides (Short Wallaby Grass) at Higgins, ACT - 24 Dec 2022 by MattM
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Higgins, ACT - 23 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Higgins, ACT - 22 Dec 2022 by AlisonMilton

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Species information

  • Iridomyrmex purpureus Scientific name
  • Meat Ant Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 15 Jan 2023 12:17 PM Recorded on
  • Trevor Recorded by

Additional information

  • Xerochrysum viscosum Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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