Ant / Bee / WaspMyrmecia tarsata

Bullant or Bulldog ant at Tathra, NSW

Myrmecia tarsata at Tathra, NSW - 7 May 2012

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Myrmecia tarsata 10 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Ant / Bee / Wasp Myrmecia tarsata 10 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Ant / Bee / Wasp Myrmecia pilosula 5 Nov 2016 KerryVance143

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   10 Nov 2016
M. pilosula has proportionally shorter legs, and the gaster (end of the body) is not so shiny as in M. tarsata. (M. pilosula is also a much smaller insect, but that is not usually evident in images.)

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 May 2012 Recorded on
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