Ant / Bee / WaspCamponotus sp.

Unidentified sugar ant at Brogo, NSW

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Camponotus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Camponotus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Camponotus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Camponotus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Camponotus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 28 Dec 2016

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus sp. 6 Jan 2017 KimPullen
Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus sp. 29 Dec 2016 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

Hi Kim, This one seems interesting; I found their nest while splitting firewood. (Acacia mearnsii collected on our place) The ant looks like Camponotus nigriceps, but has three distinctive silver stripes on the abdomen and builds a mud gallery nest inside the tree trunk. The best I could do for a possible ID match was: http://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Taxonomic-List-of-Ant-Genera/Camponotus/i-H6zHZVc/A

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   6 Jan 2017
Agree with your comments, Max. I'll leave it as 'Camponotus sp.'.

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Polygala japonica at Brogo, NSW - 27 Nov 2016
Drosera peltata at Brogo, NSW - 13 Oct 2016
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 16 Jan 2015
Eurymela distincta at Brogo, NSW - 2 Jan 2011
Agaricus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2007
Amanita sp. at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2007
Fomitopsis lilacinogilva at Brogo, NSW - 2 Sep 2006
Xerula sp. at Brogo, NSW - 25 Jun 2006
Amauroderma rude at Brogo, NSW - 28 Jan 2006
Argiope keyserlingi at Brogo, NSW - 6 Jan 2006
Coprinus micaceus at Brogo, NSW - 4 Dec 2005
Argoctenus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 3 Oct 2005

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  • Coordinates 149.758523-36.576232

Species information

Sighting information

  • Brogo, NSW Location
  • 16 - 100 Abundance
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  • 28 Dec 2016 Recorded on
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