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What

Painted Apple Moth Orgyia anartoides

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zosterops99

Date

September 16, 2019 10:08 AM AEST

Description

This was collected, observed and then returned to its tree.

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zosterops99

Date

August 31, 2019 11:23 AM AEST

Description

I think this is Pelororhinus margaritaceus but I don't think iNaturalist has it listed.

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What

Typical Leafhoppers Family Cicadellidae

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zosterops99

Date

August 31, 2019 11:25 AM AEST

Description

Tartessini nymph. The question is which species....

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zosterops99

Date

August 18, 2019 10:59 AM AEST

Description

I think this is Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax, but I usually find them looking very red. This one actually looks golden.....unless I'm wrong.

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What

Black Jumper Ant Myrmecia pilosula

Observer

zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 12:20 PM AEST

Description

They are much nicer when they are slow.

For the last few months, a little lower than where I saw this one, a couple of signs have appeared from the local council. I was dumbstruck when I read them. I think maybe people should be expected to just know there are a few risks if they enter the bush. I think if they start expecting specific signs everywhere, then we are going to end up with horrible bush (or banned entry to the bush). My son has seen an older couple walking on the other side of our river, in a different council reserve, putting ant powder on the jack-jumper nests. Shame on them! Extra photos on Flickr...not quite right for iNaturalist https://www.flickr.com/photos/zosterops/48562187717/

I see jack jumper ants virtually everywhere in bushland, and almost always on foliage, but I rarely hear of urban people getting stung. (Many people have anaphylactic reactions to this sting, so I am not treating it lightly.....).

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Australian Pug Moth Chloroclystis filata

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zosterops99

Date

July 19, 2019 07:39 PM AEST

Description

Back to the Tasmanian critters.

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zosterops99

Date

July 24, 2019 02:51 PM AEST

Description

Around the 3mm mark. I'm surprised. We don't seem to have found this one before.

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zosterops99

Date

July 24, 2019 02:55 PM AEST

Description

A Thaumastocorid bug nymph. These are tiny. I was just investigating a speck I could see on the railing.

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zosterops99

Date

July 24, 2019 03:25 PM AEST

Description

Oedemerinae. This is often the first little beetle I find after the shortest day. It seems to like the cold ;-)

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zosterops99

Date

July 24, 2019 03:31 PM AEST

Description

When we have a boom year, these cup moth caterpillars can turn the gum trees brown.

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zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 12:00 PM AEST

Description

Prolegs with a really slimy base...

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What

German Yellowjacket Vespula germanica

Observer

zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 11:52 AM AEST

Description

European wasp still out after our relatively mild winter. We may be in for a really bad wasp season. I can't see if it is German or English from this angle.

Climate change has made our winters milder, so the introduced wasp is not being knocked back as hard. The hives have lived on over the winter and they become larger and larger. They have a terrible impact on our local invertebrates.

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zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 12:02 PM AEST

Description

There are lots of these about during the winter.

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies Superfamily Pentatomoidea

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zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 12:03 PM AEST

Description

Acanthosomatidae. I'm not even sure if this was in good health. It was pointing downwards on a fence rail.

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zosterops99

Date

July 31, 2019 12:18 PM AEST

Description

Calliphora (Neocalliphora) nigrithorax

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Moth Flies and Sand Flies Family Psychodidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 09:53 PM AEST

Description

The final 2 from our holiday....hooray. I had a bit too much photographic fun there.

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Moth Flies and Sand Flies Family Psychodidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 09:54 PM AEST

Description

These were both much larger than their Tasmanian relatives

The final 2 from our holiday....hooray. I had a bit too much photographic fun there.

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 03:38 PM AEST

Description

Tiny spider with massive scales. This was wandering watching an ant. The ant was probably more than half its size.

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Chalky Percher Diplacodes trivialis

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 04:59 PM AEST

Description

Way too big for my lens.

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Redtail Ceriagrion aeruginosum

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 05:11 PM AEST

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Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 05:00 PM AEST

Description

Looking like the Harry Potter sorting hat.

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Tortricid Leafroller Moths Family Tortricidae

Observer

zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 05:07 PM AEST

Description

It feels like the would logically be one of the "snout moths" which seems to be Pyralidae or Crambidae, but it looks more like a Tortricidae.

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What

Lovebugs Genus Plecia

Observer

zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 05:09 PM AEST

Description

Moving awkwardly around in grass.

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 05:13 PM AEST

Description

Rhipicera mystacina, male. This is much smaller than the Tasmanian species. Rhipiceridae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 02:54 PM AEST

Description

"Golden bum". I'm guessing this species hasn't been described, but is in Whyte and Anderson p304

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 02:53 PM AEST

Description

Erebidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 02:56 PM AEST

Description

I'm sick of these Cairns photos....Erebidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 02:59 PM AEST

Description

Apparently this is a treehopper mimic.

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 09:43 AM AEST

Description

Emoji Spider: A little tiny blank face staring out.

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zosterops99

Date

July 13, 2019 10:27 AM AEST

Description

I'm not confident with this ID. A little jumping spider anyway. Looks juvenile to me.

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