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Mite and Tick (Acarina)Trombidiidae sp. (family)

2 Red velvet mite at Gungaderra Grasslands

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Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018
Trombidiidae sp. (family) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 12 Sep 2018

Identification history

Mite and Tick (Acarina) Trombidiidae sp. (family) 14 Sep 2018 michaelb
Mite and Tick (Acarina) Trombidiidae sp. (family) 13 Sep 2018 DerekC

Author's notes

I think the interest of this report was the communal activity. A large number of mite would form a ball of bodies before again breaking up moving of in different directions and then forming another ball of bodies nearby. I have previously seen individuals but never this group activity. Derek

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(An ectomycorrhizal mushroom ) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017 Corunastylis sp. (A midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Caladenia sp. at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016 Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016 Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016 Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 15 Nov 2015 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015 Thelymitra sp. 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Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
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Cortinarius sp. at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Jun 2019
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 17 Mar 2019
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 17 Mar 2019
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 17 Mar 2019
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Diuris sp. (A donkey orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Oct 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 31 Mar 2018
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 24 Mar 2018
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 24 Mar 2018
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Mar 2018
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Mar 2018
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 21 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Mar 2018
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Mar 2018
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Mar 2018
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 20 Mar 2018
Dipodium punctatum (Blotched hyacinth orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 7 Nov 2017
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 7 Nov 2017
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 29 Sep 2017
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 29 Sep 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 29 May 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Russula sp. (An ectomycorrhizal mushroom ) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 16 Apr 2017
Corunastylis sp. (A midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Corunastylis clivicola (Rufous midge orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 2 Apr 2017
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 23 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Caladenia sp. at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2016
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Sep 2016
Dipodium roseum (Rosy hyacinth orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 15 Nov 2015
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Thelymitra peniculata (Trim sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 25 Oct 2015
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Diuris pardina (Leopard doubletail) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Gungaderra Grasslands - 27 Sep 2015

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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