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Myrmecia nigriceps

Black-headed bull ant at Braddon, ACT

Myrmecia nigriceps at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023
Myrmecia nigriceps at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023
Myrmecia nigriceps at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023
Myrmecia nigriceps at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023
Myrmecia nigriceps at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023
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Identification history

Myrmecia nigriceps 10 Mar 2023 JonLewis
Myrmecia sp. (genus) 10 Mar 2023 JonLewis
Myrmecia sp. (genus) 9 Mar 2023 Hejor1

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Over an inch in length

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JonLewis wrote:
   10 Mar 2023
When I was growing up in Adelaide we called them “Inch Ants”

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Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Heteroteucha occidua (A concealer moth) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Cicadellidae (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Argiope sp. (genus) (A St. Andrew's cross spider) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1 Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Acroceuthes metaxanthana (Dog-faced Bell Moth) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1 Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Heteroteucha occidua (A concealer moth) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Braddon, ACT - 9 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Cicadellidae (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Argiope sp. (genus) (A St. Andrew's cross spider) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Braddon, ACT - 4 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 3 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Acroceuthes metaxanthana (Dog-faced Bell Moth) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Neosparassus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Badge huntsman) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Braddon, ACT - 31 Dec 2022 by Hejor1

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Species information

  • Myrmecia nigriceps Scientific name
  • Black-headed bull ant Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2023 07:29 PM Recorded on
  • Hejor1 Recorded by

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