Ant / Bee / WaspCamponotus nigriceps

Black-headed sugar ant at Brogo, NSW

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Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017
Camponotus nigriceps at Brogo, NSW - 1 Sep 2017

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus nigriceps 17 Oct 2017 KimPullen
Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus nigriceps 13 Oct 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!
Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus nigriceps 10 Oct 2017 KimPullen
Ant / Bee / Wasp Camponotus sp. 7 Sep 2017 MaxCampbellUltra Reporter - MaxCampbell has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

This is the same ant, I think, as my posted sighting of 29/12/2016. (Camponotus sp.) I have found them on both occasions when splitting Acacia mearnsii rounds for firewood.

2 comments

   14 Oct 2017
Hi Kim, I have found a site that seems to confirm your suggestion. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ants/SugarAnt.htm
I have found these ants both times while splitting wattle rounds (Acacia mearnsii) , Perhaps they migrate up into the tree trunk through termite galleries etc for nuptial flight dispersal.
KimPullen wrote:
   1 hr ago
Hi Max, I'll confirm it as C. nigriceps. The only risk is that there might be another similarly coloured species on the coast.

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Pachycephala rufiventris at Brogo, NSW - 30 Sep 2017
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Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla at Brogo, NSW - 14 Apr 2017
Bolete sp. at Brogo, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Xerula sp. at Brogo, NSW - 7 Apr 2017
Bolete sp. at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2017
GERRIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Sceliphron formosum at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Ixodidae sp. at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Perameles nasuta at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Anoplognathus viriditarsis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Myrmecia pilosula at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 4 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 13 Nov 2016
Diamma bicolor at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Acanthiza nana at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2016
Pachycephala pectoralis at Brogo, NSW - 18 Oct 2015
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Mar 2015
GERRIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Austrolestes psyche at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Lichenostomus chrysops at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2014
Zoothera lunulata at Brogo, NSW - 10 Aug 2014
Diphlebia lestoides at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2011
Nephila edulis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2011
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Mar 2008
Phlebopus marginatus at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2007
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jan 2007
Anthela excellens at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2004
Austrogomphus guerini at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2000
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Diplacodes bipunctata at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Hypericum gramineum at Brogo, NSW - 17 Oct 2017
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Brogo, NSW - 1 Oct 2017
Pachycephala rufiventris at Brogo, NSW - 30 Sep 2017
Diplacodes bipunctata at Brogo, NSW - 29 Sep 2017
Bursaria spinosa subsp. lasiophylla at Brogo, NSW - 14 Apr 2017
Bolete sp. at Brogo, NSW - 9 Apr 2017
Xerula sp. at Brogo, NSW - 7 Apr 2017
Bolete sp. at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2017
GERRIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2017
Sceliphron formosum at Brogo, NSW - 8 Jan 2017
Ixodidae sp. at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Perameles nasuta at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Anoplognathus viriditarsis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Jan 2017
ASILIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Myrmecia pilosula at Brogo, NSW - 9 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 4 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda at Brogo, NSW - 13 Nov 2016
Diamma bicolor at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Brogo, NSW - 9 Oct 2016
Acanthiza nana at Brogo, NSW - 26 Mar 2016
Pachycephala pectoralis at Brogo, NSW - 18 Oct 2015
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 1 Mar 2015
GERRIDAE at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Austrolestes psyche at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Lichenostomus chrysops at Brogo, NSW - 19 Oct 2014
Zoothera lunulata at Brogo, NSW - 10 Aug 2014
Diphlebia lestoides at Brogo, NSW - 23 Dec 2011
Nephila edulis at Brogo, NSW - 4 Feb 2011
Unidentified Insect (TBC) at Brogo, NSW - 8 Mar 2008
Phlebopus marginatus at Brogo, NSW - 17 Mar 2007
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Brogo, NSW - 26 Jan 2007
Anthela excellens at Brogo, NSW - 31 Jan 2004
Austrogomphus guerini at Brogo, NSW - 30 Dec 2000

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  • Coordinates 149.757342-36.577577

Species information

Sighting information

  • Brogo, NSW Location
  • 16 - 100 Abundance
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