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nicklambert

Date

February 14, 2019 06:03 PM AEDT
Hyrmine dispar - Photo (c) tjeales, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by tjeales
austroplatypus's ID: Hyrmine dispar, a member of Stink Bugs (Family Pentatomidae)
Added on June 1, 2024
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Observer

taylorroet

Date

May 26, 2024 09:09 PM AEST
Leptocorisa - Photo (c) Shiwan Lu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Shiwan Lu
austroplatypus's ID: Genus Leptocorisa, a member of Broad-headed Bugs (Family Alydidae)
Added on May 28, 2024
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Garden Jumping Spiders (Genus Opisthoncus)

Observer

taylorroet

Date

May 28, 2024 02:57 PM AEST
Typical Jumping Spiders - Photo (c) Thomas Shahan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Thomas Shahan
austroplatypus's ID: Typical Jumping Spiders (Subfamily Salticinae)
Added on May 28, 2024
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White Rush Moth (Tipanaea patulella)

Observer

lachlancopeland

Date

April 7, 2024 08:19 PM AEST
White Rush Moth - Photo (c) Greg Holland, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND), uploaded by Greg Holland
austroplatypus's ID: White Rush Moth (Tipanaea patulella)
Added on April 8, 2024
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Australian Garden Mantis (Orthodera ministralis)

Observer

lachlancopeland

Date

April 7, 2024 08:19 PM AEST
Australian Garden Mantis - Photo (c) Alan Melville, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Alan Melville
austroplatypus's ID: Australian Garden Mantis (Orthodera ministralis)
Added on April 8, 2024
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Asian Magpie Moth (Nyctemera baulus)

Observer

kmackau

Date

April 8, 2024 11:02 AM AEST
Asian Magpie Moth - Photo (c) Victor W Fazio III, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Victor W Fazio III
austroplatypus's ID: Asian Magpie Moth (Nyctemera baulus)
Added on April 8, 2024
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Evening Brown (Melanitis leda)

Observer

nathanael_green

Date

April 7, 2024 10:15 AM AEST

Description

Emerged from small green pupae in garden/forest weed patch

Common Evening Brown - Photo (c) widebrownland, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by widebrownland
austroplatypus's ID: Evening Brown (Melanitis leda)
Added on April 8, 2024
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Yellow-Headed Snail Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia imperialis)

Observer

clare201

Date

April 7, 2024 02:47 PM AEST
Yellow-Headed Snail Parasitic Blowfly - Photo (c) Sue Jaggar, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sue Jaggar
austroplatypus's ID: Yellow-Headed Snail Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia imperialis)
Added on April 8, 2024
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Thrips (Order Thysanoptera)

Observer

nellsgross

Date

March 24, 2024 12:25 PM AEDT

Description

Inside a folded fig leaf. The leaf is approx 2cm long .There is a little grub in there and some other tiny ones

Thrips - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Jesse Rorabaugh
austroplatypus's ID: Thrips (Order Thysanoptera)
Added on April 5, 2024
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Observer

nellsgross

Date

March 31, 2024 12:16 PM AEDT

Description

Approx 1cm long .There are tiny orange bugs stuck on various parts of this ones body .What are they and should they be a seperate observation ? Caught and released.

Velvet Ants - Photo no rights reserved, uploaded by Philipp Hoenle
austroplatypus's ID: Velvet Ants (Family Mutillidae)
Added on April 2, 2024
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Observer

gaven44

Date

March 29, 2024 04:10 PM AEDT
Halmus - Photo (c) Steven Robson, all rights reserved, uploaded by Steven Robson
austroplatypus's ID: Genus Halmus, a member of Scale-feeding Lady Beetles (Subfamily Chilocorinae)
Added on March 31, 2024
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Observer

gaven44

Date

March 29, 2024 04:10 PM AEDT
Steelblue Lady Beetle - Photo (c) James Niland, some rights reserved (CC BY)
austroplatypus's ID: Steelblue Lady Beetle (Halmus chalybeus)
Added on March 30, 2024
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Southern Angle-Headed Dragon (Lophosaurus spinipes)

Observer

argonauta

Date

February 5, 2024 07:47 PM AEDT
Southern Angle-Headed Dragon - Photo (c) Tom Frisby, all rights reserved, uploaded by Tom Frisby
austroplatypus's ID: Southern Angle-Headed Dragon (Lophosaurus spinipes)
Added on February 7, 2024
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Tiger Longhorn (Aridaeus thoracicus)

Observer

teynomi

Date

December 29, 2023 03:24 PM AEDT

Place

Toormina (Google, OSM)
Tiger Longhorn - Photo (c) Jacky Lien., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Jacky Lien.
austroplatypus's ID: Tiger Longhorn (Aridaeus thoracicus)
Added on December 29, 2023
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Observer

tony_d

Date

November 5, 2023 12:35 PM AEDT

Description

Body length around 2mm. Via McAlpine (1983), keys out to N. corticeus, and matches largely the description. The thorax chaetotaxy agrees with the figure provided of that species (Fig. 10), but differs principally by the apical scutellar bristles being perfectly erect (instead of almost erect) and both pairs of scutellars subequal in length, and clearly longer than the length of the scutellum.
Behaviour also similar to that of N. corticeus as described by McAlpine – this fly, and possibly another observed walking head down on smooth barked trunk in a zig-zag fashion. The fly photographed in a rough crack of the trunk where it had settled.
McAlpine (1983):
“Adults of Nemo species while observed in various habitats spent much time walking on the substrate, only occasionally taking flight, particularly when disturbed. It is interesting to compare the mode of progression of these with other asteioid flies, some of which (e.g. Neurochaeta, Stenomicra and Cyamops) are at times also seen on Alocasia leaves (McAlpine 1978). N. centriseta and N. kentae walk rather slowly forwards without any tendency to reverse the direction of movement and without keeping a constant orientation to direction of gravity. This behaviour accords with that of Cyamops (family Periscelididae) and many other kinds of flies. N. corticeus and N. phaeotylos, while capable of the same behaviour pattern as the above species, spend much time walking short distances with abrupt reversals of the direction of movement, thus tending to move in a zig-zag course with, for short periods, a constant orientation of the body in relation to gravity. In the long term the orientation is not maintained, so that on the vertical bark surface the insect may be facing upwards, downwards or horizontally. This is a major point of difference from Neurochaeta, which consistently faces downwards, and Stenomicra, which faces upwards, when moving on a vertical surface, though the frequent change of direction is reminiscent of the former.”

Nemo corticeus - Photo (c) tony_d, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tony_d
austroplatypus's ID: Nemo corticeus, a member of Acalyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Acalyptratae)
Added on December 20, 2023
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Observer

tony_d

Date

November 5, 2023 12:35 PM AEDT

Description

Body length around 2mm. Via McAlpine (1983), keys out to N. corticeus, and matches largely the description. The thorax chaetotaxy agrees with the figure provided of that species (Fig. 10), but differs principally by the apical scutellar bristles being perfectly erect (instead of almost erect) and both pairs of scutellars subequal in length, and clearly longer than the length of the scutellum.
Behaviour also similar to that of N. corticeus as described by McAlpine – this fly, and possibly another observed walking head down on smooth barked trunk in a zig-zag fashion. The fly photographed in a rough crack of the trunk where it had settled.
McAlpine (1983):
“Adults of Nemo species while observed in various habitats spent much time walking on the substrate, only occasionally taking flight, particularly when disturbed. It is interesting to compare the mode of progression of these with other asteioid flies, some of which (e.g. Neurochaeta, Stenomicra and Cyamops) are at times also seen on Alocasia leaves (McAlpine 1978). N. centriseta and N. kentae walk rather slowly forwards without any tendency to reverse the direction of movement and without keeping a constant orientation to direction of gravity. This behaviour accords with that of Cyamops (family Periscelididae) and many other kinds of flies. N. corticeus and N. phaeotylos, while capable of the same behaviour pattern as the above species, spend much time walking short distances with abrupt reversals of the direction of movement, thus tending to move in a zig-zag course with, for short periods, a constant orientation of the body in relation to gravity. In the long term the orientation is not maintained, so that on the vertical bark surface the insect may be facing upwards, downwards or horizontally. This is a major point of difference from Neurochaeta, which consistently faces downwards, and Stenomicra, which faces upwards, when moving on a vertical surface, though the frequent change of direction is reminiscent of the former.”

Nemo - Photo (c) tony_d, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tony_d
austroplatypus's ID: Genus Nemo, a member of Acalyptrate Flies (Zoosubsection Acalyptratae)
Added on December 20, 2023
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Date

June 11, 2021 06:44 PM UTC

Description

found on window sill. very small

Platypus subgranosus - Photo (c) Bruno Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Bruno Bell
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus subgranosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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Date

February 14, 2022 03:42 AM UTC

Description

in cobwebs at MONA

Platypus subgranosus - Photo (c) Bruno Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Bruno Bell
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus subgranosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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Observer

tony_d

Date

January 30, 2022 12:10 PM AEDT

Description

Female, 3.8mm. Found dead on window sill inside home.

Platypus subgranosus - Photo (c) Bruno Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Bruno Bell
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus subgranosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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Platypus subgranosus - Photo (c) Bruno Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Bruno Bell
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus subgranosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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Observer

elusiveorchids

Date

April 13, 2023 01:02 PM AEST
Platypus tuberculosus - Photo (c) Keith Martin-Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Keith Martin-Smith
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus tuberculosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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Observer

elusiveorchids

Date

April 10, 2022 09:29 AM AEST
Platypus tuberculosus - Photo (c) Keith Martin-Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Keith Martin-Smith
austroplatypus's ID: Platypus tuberculosus, a member of Pinhole Borer Beetles (Subfamily Platypodinae)
Added on December 16, 2023
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