Formicidae (family)

Unidentified ant at Aranda, ACT

Formicidae (family) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Aug 2023
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Identification history

Formicidae (family) 13 Aug 2023 JonLewis
Unidentified 8 Aug 2023 KMcCue

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Surely this ant is a potential pollinator?

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JonLewis wrote:
   13 Aug 2023
Hi Kevin, yes, I think you are right about being a potential pollinator, but can't really see the ant well enough to be confident of the ID - looks like an Iridomyrmex, but can't be sure. Cheers, Jon
michaelb wrote:
   16 Aug 2023
Added to Winter Pollinator Collection

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Nearby sightings

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Eudynamys orientalis (Pacific Koel) at GG182 - 25 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Paspalum dilatatum (Paspalum) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Sporobolus africanus (Parramatta Grass, Rat's Tail Grass) at GG182 - 25 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Eleusine tristachya (Goose Grass, Crab Grass, American Crows-Foot Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain, Lamb's Tongues) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Chloris truncata (Windmill Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Cynodon dactylon (Couch Grass) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 22 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Pompilidae (family) (Unidentified Spider wasp) at GG182 - 19 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at GG182 - 17 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at GG182 - 17 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at GG182 - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Monolepta froggatti (Leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Trilaccus mimeticus (Braconid-mimic plant bug) at GG182 - 16 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 15 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Syringoseca rhodoxantha (A concealer moth) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at GG182 - 11 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at GG182 - 11 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at GG182 - 9 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 8 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Aranda, ACT - 7 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Eudynamys orientalis (Pacific Koel) at GG182 - 5 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Eudynamys orientalis (Pacific Koel) at GG182 - 5 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 1 Feb 2024 by KMcCue
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Aranda, ACT - 31 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at GG182 - 28 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Tortricinae (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Aranda, ACT - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at GG182 - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Pholcus phalangioides (Daddy-long-legs spider) at GG182 - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at GG182 - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at GG182 - 25 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at GG182 - 24 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at GG182 - 23 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Orthorhinus klugii (Vine weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 23 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at GG182 - 23 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at GG182 - 23 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at GG182 - 23 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at GG182 - 22 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apiformes (informal group) (Unidentified bee) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Diptera (order) (Fly - Unidentified) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lamponidae (Family) (White-tailed spiders) at GG182 - 21 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at GG182 - 20 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus (A yellow-spotted masked bee) at GG182 - 20 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Aranda, ACT - 19 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at GG182 - 18 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at GG182 - 17 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at GG182 - 17 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at GG182 - 17 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Aranda, ACT - 17 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at GG182 - 17 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Aranda, ACT - 16 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Aranda, ACT - 14 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at GG182 - 14 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Steatoda grossa (Cupboard or Brown house spider) at Aranda, ACT - 13 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Odontomyia hunteri (Soldier fly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Calliphoridae (family) (Unidentified blowfly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lophyrotoma interrupta (Cattle Poisoning Sawfly) at GG182 - 12 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at GG182 - 11 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at GG182 - 11 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Lampropholis sp. (Grass Skink) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Calomela juncta (Leaf beetle) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae (A Gall Midge) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Phallus rubicundus (Phallus rubicundus) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Aranda, ACT - 9 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Jan 2024 by KMcCue
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Aranda, ACT - 6 Jan 2024 by KMcCue

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