Sighting

Tony Eales 17 May 2019

Unknown ants largish mound

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Identifications

  • Kate Sandiford 17 May 2019
    Iridomyrmex
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Iridomyrmex
    Kate Sandiford says

    Daniel Heald can tell tell you more about this one.

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Notes

  • Daniel Heald 5 June 2019
    Daniel Heald says

    Yes, Stick-nest Rainbow Ants - Iridomyrmex conifer group. For wetter parts of the year they build these mounds out of charcoal, she-oak needles, fine twigs and anything else suitable, and in hotter drier months build their nests underground like most other ants.

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