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bewsy

Date

October 23, 2021 06:21 PM +11

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matthew_connors

Date

February 18, 2017 03:50 PM AEST

Description

Feather-legged bug
Identified as Ptilocnemus on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "Deceased"

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What

Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus)

Observer

ghg

Date

October 22, 2021 10:45 AM AEDT

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Observer

juliesarna

Date

October 25, 2021 08:38 AM AEST

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What

Striated Fieldwren (Calamanthus fuliginosus)

Observer

ghg

Date

October 22, 2021 11:36 AM AEDT

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What

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)

Observer

ghg

Date

October 22, 2021 11:15 AM AEDT

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What

Unspotted Firewing (Catonephele acontius)

Observer

stefani_juleidy

Date

October 25, 2021 03:46 PM UTC

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What

Amazonian Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor ssp. constrictor)

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stefani_juleidy

Date

October 25, 2021 04:47 PM UTC

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Observer

andrea1523

Date

October 23, 2021 12:00 PM UTC

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What

Pacific Dtella (Gehyra oceanica)

Observer

birdexplorers

Date

October 22, 2021

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

Description

One of three species and the largest species of gecko that live in the house.

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helenschofield

Date

October 6, 2021 04:47 PM AEDT

Description

On grasstree needle-like leaf end. Resting. Didn't see it fly. Maybe 20mm long

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What

European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)

Observer

jadecraven

Date

March 5, 2018 09:43 PM AEDT

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What

Yellow-kneed Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus)

Observer

jeh_biologa

Date

June 2, 2021 09:15 PM -04

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possumpete

Date

October 2, 2020 09:18 PM AEST

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What

Gum Leaf Skeletonizer (Uraba lugens)

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ladydawn

Date

August 19, 2021 10:14 AM AEST

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What

Collared Whipsnake (Demansia torquata)

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johnlenagan

Date

June 26, 2021 11:17 AM AEST

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What

Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri)

Observer

clinton

Date

June 2021

Description

Released after becoming entangled in one of our lines.
Banded on right leg: green/metal, #194230. Reported to the NZ Banding Office, Department of Conservation. Advised just before we got back to shore that this bird was originally tagged as a chick at Miranda on 21 December 1997.

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suzieandjim

Date

March 2021

Description

Going by the pictures in Whyte & Andersons Field Guide to Spiders of Australia I used to ID these as Sondra aurea ( see pg 304 bottom left pic and description).

However looking at Zabka’s paper, I dont think this is aurea. Going by the description in Zabka’s paper the dorsal pattern, and overall shape do seem to match Sondra aurea, See pics 1, 3 and 7.

But there are some important differences.

This guy is male so I will concentrate on the male description.

The original description states:

“Clypeus dark-brown with single light hairs and brown bristles. Chelicerae brown, “

This guy has dense covering of yellow setae over both clypeus and top half of chelicerae. See pic 2 and 4.

“Chelicerae brown pro-margin with 3, retromargin with 7 teeth”

This guy has 6 teeth, see pic 5

“Pedipalps dark-brown, cymbium distally yellowish.”

No mention of the lighter coloured longish setae. See pic 2

“Palpal organ with pear-shaped bulbus, embolus dagger-like”

Not so sure about shape but certainly no sign of any “dagger-like embolus”
See pic 6

Some of the pics arent that great but after about 100 shots trying to catch him when he stopped moving for short periods, and especially trying to get the underside of the pedipalps when extended, they are probably good enough to highlight the features I talk about.

The paper:
Salticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from the Oriental, Australian and Pacific Regions, XV. New Species of Astieae from Australia. ZABKA 2002

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lmata

Date

April 14, 2021 11:42 AM AEST

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Observer

nomennudum

Date

January 10, 2021 02:43 PM AEDT

Description

Intertidal area, at low tide. Found inside a Cominella lineolata shell.

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Observer

possumpete

Date

September 14, 2020 10:39 PM AEST

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Observer

possumpete

Date

October 2, 2020 09:17 PM AEST

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What

Lawson's Night Moth (Eudesmeola lawsoni)

Observer

possumpete

Date

November 15, 2020 08:26 PM AEDT

Description

I was wondering if this is a Diatenes sp.?

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adammyates

Date

November 16, 2020 02:52 PM ACST

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What

Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingii)

Date

October 22, 2020 02:32 PM EDT

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What

Milky Flower Spider (Zygometis xanthogaster)

Observer

johnlenagan

Date

October 30, 2011 09:35 AM AEDT

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What

Brazilian Wandering Spider (Phoneutria fera)

Observer

johnlenagan

Date

September 28, 2014 03:44 AM AEST

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What

South American Common Toad (Rhinella margaritifera)

Observer

alexander_gualan

Date

September 27, 2020 09:55 AM -05

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What

Blue-lined Octopus (Hapalochlaena fasciata)

Observer

greenlizz

Date

May 15, 2020 09:51 PM AEST

Description

Small & angry, the shell wasn't empty after all!

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What

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)

Observer

ghg

Date

April 4, 2012 10:13 AM AEST

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What

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Gliciphila melanops)

Observer

ghg

Date

August 3, 2011 11:30 AM AEST

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What

Solifuges (Order Solifugae)

Observer

botswanabugs

Date

September 27, 2020

Description

attracted to light

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What

Sargasso Emerald (Drepanogynis bifasciata)

Observer

sightori

Date

September 27, 2020 08:47 AM SAST

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What

Chestnut-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus palliatus)

Observer

carlos_dutra

Date

September 28, 2020 03:08 PM -03

Description

Participando do projeto Bioblitz

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What

Southern Hadeda (Bostrychia hagedash ssp. hagedash)

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markheystek

Date

September 28, 2020 06:18 PM SAST

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johnlenagan

Date

October 3, 2020 09:47 PM AEST

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Observer

rodbrooks

Date

September 27, 2020 11:11 AM AEST

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What

Pome Looper (Pasiphilodes testulata)

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possumpete

Date

September 2, 2020 07:39 PM AEST

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What

Lace Monitor (Varanus varius)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

February 4, 2018 12:11 PM AEST

Description

Honestly one of the best reptile experiences I've ever had - this stunning little goanna was splayed out on the path soaking up the sun and paid zero attention to me even when I took some nice closeup shots! Absolutely beautiful creature - look at the size of those claws! It was also halfway through shedding so there were some pieces of skin coming off everywhere. I couldn't resist a little 'handshake', but most astonishing of all it was still there two hours later when I was walking back! He had changed position a bit but was still so chill.

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johnlenagan

Date

February 10, 2020 09:24 PM AEDT

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What

Mainland Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus mimetes)

Observer

sarah2105

Date

August 2, 2020 10:42 AM AEST

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What

Badge Huntsman Spider (Neosparassus diana)

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sald

Date

May 5, 2020 03:09 PM AEST

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What

Red-crowned Toadlet (Pseudophryne australis)

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twan3253

Date

August 2020

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thebeachcomber

Date

August 3, 2020 04:49 PM AEST

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johnlenagan

Date

January 23, 2019 08:48 PM AEDT

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What

Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola)

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snoozymama

Date

July 25, 2020 03:05 PM AEST

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What

Hoodwinker Mola (Mola tecta)

Date

July 18, 2020 12:22 PM AEST

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rover-rod

Date

June 2, 2020 01:09 PM AEST

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johnlenagan

Date

November 20, 2019 09:05 PM AEDT

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johnlenagan

Date

June 27, 2020 10:41 PM AEST

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Wolf Spiders (Family Lycosidae)

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eremophila

Date

June 18, 2020 10:19 PM AWST

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What

Bark Cockroach (Laxta granicollis)

Observer

matthew_connors

Date

December 20, 2017 10:48 AM AEST

Description

Bebé Laxta

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What

Guenee's Emerald (Chlorocoma dichloraria)

Observer

possumpete

Date

May 4, 2020 09:01 PM AEST

Description

Emerald underside: nothing to see here.

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thebeachcomber

Date

January 6, 2010

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vicfazio3

Date

May 29, 2020 01:14 AM AEST

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Observer

possumpete

Date

May 15, 2020 09:06 PM AEST

Description

To celebrate the moth segment on Gardening Australia tonight I set up the sheet and got some interesting visitors.

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What

Mantids (Family Mantidae)

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fat_cow

Date

April 24, 2020 02:18 PM AEST

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What

Badge Huntsman Spider (Neosparassus diana)

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fat_cow

Date

April 25, 2020 11:39 AM AEST

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rover-rod

Date

April 27, 2020 11:27 AM AEST

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What

Australian Emerald Dragonfly (Hemicordulia australiae)

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trevp

Date

April 24, 2020 09:39 AM AEST

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What

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)

Observer

jenrobcarr

Date

April 27, 2020 12:02 PM AEST

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What

False Garden Mantis (Pseudomantis albofimbriata)

Date

April 27, 2020 09:05 PM AEST

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What

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

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chrissyfreestone

Date

April 25, 2020 11:00 AM AEST

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What

Entelegyne Spiders (Infraorder Entelegynae)

Observer

alisonwatson

Date

April 26, 2020 02:18 PM AEST

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What

Rufous Bristlebird (Dasyornis broadbenti)

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ghg

Date

April 24, 2020 06:03 PM AEST

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What

Badge Huntsman Spider (Neosparassus diana)

Observer

ghg

Date

April 27, 2020 01:42 PM AEST

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What

Small Dingy Swallowtail (Papilio anactus)

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judysault

Date

April 27, 2020 10:10 PM AEST

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koolah

Date

May 18, 2020 01:42 PM AEST

Description

Not 'exact' location because it was inside my home.

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johnlenagan

Date

December 16, 2019 09:20 PM AEDT

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helenschofield

Date

April 24, 2020 12:31 PM AEST

Description

fine fronds, oval air bladders Washed up on shore among sea-grass

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What

Spectacular Rustgill (Gymnopilus junonius)

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sald

Date

April 28, 2020 02:02 PM AEST

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What

Dark Leaf Moth (Monoctenia smerintharia)

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mhewish

Date

April 25, 2020

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What

Batwing Moth (Chelepteryx collesi)

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johnlenagan

Date

April 25, 2020 08:02 PM AEST

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What

Five-Leaved Water Vine (Cissus hypoglauca)

Observer

thebeachcomber

Date

December 7, 2019 12:32 PM AEDT

Description

observation for the PLANT not the beetle

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What

Rufous Net-casting Spider (Deinopis subrufa)

Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

April 5, 2020

Description

Net-casting Spider (Deinopis subrufa)
These are very variable, sometimes with bumps, etc, and different patterns.
This one was quite small at ~14mm body length.
www.ellura.info/Spider/Spider/DSC08511L-Net-casting-Spider-Deinopis-subrufa.html

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ellurasanctuary

Date

April 3, 2020

Description

This little male spider ran under my feet.
Looks a lot like Habronestes pictus
EXCEPT for the orange rear thighs.
www.ellura.info/Spider/Spider/DSC09170E-Ant-eating-Spider-Habronestes-pictus.html

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Broken Leaf Moth (Circopetes obtusata)

Observer

vicfazio3

Date

March 1, 2020 06:55 AM AEDT

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What

Small Poranthera (Poranthera microphylla)

Observer

lorrainecphelan

Date

March 17, 2020 04:53 PM AEDT

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What

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Observer

clinton

Date

January 2020

Description

2.75 m TL female drowned in a recreational gill net set from the shore

image courtesy of Scott Tindale, Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust

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What

Green Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus macrocephalus)

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jennyposs

Date

December 4, 2019 02:00 PM AEDT

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What

Coastal Lignum (Muehlenbeckia gunnii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 27, 2019 04:10 PM ACDT

Description

Probably gunnii but if so it's got the thinnest leaves I've seen. Flowers and fruits match gunnii.

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neiltucker

Date

September 25, 2019 10:35 AM AEST

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What

Hercules Moth (Coscinocera hercules)

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ethanbeaver

Date

February 11, 2016 01:13 PM ACDT

Description

Found resting on empty cocoon on Athertonia sp.

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

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thebeachcomber

Date

October 8, 2019 01:18 PM AEDT

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thebeachcomber

Date

September 11, 2019

Description

Collected from 420m depth off an EAC monitoring buoy during an RV Investigator voyage. Photo by Aaron Puckeridge. Focus is central orange barnacle. ID'ed by Di Jones (not 100% sure)

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bernie-l

Date

September 29, 2019 02:25 PM AEST

Description

Diuris orientis (Donkey or Wallflower orchid) in the background.

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Observer

invertophiles

Date

September 20, 2019 11:00 AM AEST

Description

Acanthanura 'Otways 2'

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What

Stareye Octopus (Amphioctopus kagoshimensis)

Observer

clinton

Date

October 29, 2016 10:36 AM NZDT

Description

Collected during the TAN1612 Kermadec Ridge Expedition.

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What

Dwarf Wire-Lily (Laxmannia orientalis)

Observer

lorrainecphelan

Date

September 3, 2019 01:51 PM AEST

Description

Aerial roots. Flower buds.

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What

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata)

Observer

prflanagan

Date

September 2, 2019 08:17 AM AEST

Description

Note the fat worms in its mouth. Perhaps to feed a chick, or chicks!

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What

Black Tunnelweb Spider (Porrhothele antipodiana)

Observer

nikbaines

Date

August 25, 2019 04:46 PM NZST

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What

Marbled Tmarus (Tmarus marmoreus)

Observer

bushbandit

Date

August 24, 2019 12:32 PM AEST

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Observer

bushbandit

Date

June 17, 2019 03:12 PM AEST

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What

Coprosma Hawk Moth (Hippotion scrofa)

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mishmoth

Date

January 17, 2018 09:52 AM +11

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What

Southeastern Biscuit Star (Tosia neossia)

Observer

weir_keepers

Date

January 2017

Description

Field Notes - We call this a biscuit sea star. It was under a rock near the low tide mark, about 7cm wide. We found several of them.

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What

Mountain Dragon (Rankinia diemensis)

Observer

angusbooth

Date

March 22, 2019 11:01 AM +11

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What

Estuary Cobbler (Cnidoglanis macrocephalus)

Observer

marinejanine

Date

March 7, 2019 12:14 AM ACDT

Description

Large, pied cormorant carcass with fish protruding from the bird's beak. Apparently the bird died whilst (or after) trying to eat the fish?

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What

Seaberry Saltbush (Rhagodia candolleana ssp. candolleana)

Observer

questagame

Date

January 2019

Description

Sighting and photos (c) lil123.
Field Notes - Small redish berries all over plant and wattle like flower

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What

Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)

Observer

nicfit

Date

November 21, 2018 03:09 PM AEDT

Description

35,35,229,241.785797

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What

Heroic Orb-Weaver (Backobourkia heroine)

Observer

nicfit

Date

January 22, 2019 11:09 AM AEDT