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Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera)Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Black Mountain

Harpobittacus australis at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014

Identification history

Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera) Harpobittacus australis 24 Aug 2016 michaelb
Harpobittacus australis 23 Aug 2016 KimPullen
Mecoptera sp. 9 Aug 2016 AaronClausen
Unidentified 18 Mar 2016 AaronClausen

4 comments

   18 Mar 2016
Insects too Aaron? What is this anyway? I don't think I've ever seen anything like this
   18 Mar 2016
Insects, spiders, scorpions... Bring it on.....................!!!!

More to come in terms of structure/categories etc.
   18 Mar 2016
Also Ryu, it might be called a Scorpion Fly I think, but our new legendary insect moderators Roger Farrow and Kim Pullen will need to confirm. I have no idea...
michaelb wrote:
   19 Mar 2016
Hi. It is a Hanging Scorpion Fly, or just Hanging Fly. It is predator of smaller insects. It hangs off a plant with it forelegs waiting for something to come along and will grasp it with its hind legs.

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Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Apr 2019 Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Black Mountain - 27 Apr 2019 Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-lizard) at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019 Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at Black Mountain - 7 Dec 2018 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018 Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2017 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Black Mountain - 6 Aug 2016 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 29 Mar 2016 Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2015 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 3 Oct 2015 Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Black Mountain - 15 Sep 2015 Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Sep 2015 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 5 Sep 2015 Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Black Mountain - 15 Aug 2015 Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Black Mountain - 15 Aug 2015 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014 Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014 Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 26 Sep 2014 Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Sep 2014 Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Black Mountain - 2 Aug 2014 Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 12 Apr 2014
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Apr 2019
Diplodium truncatum (Little dumpies) at Black Mountain - 27 Apr 2019
Aprasia parapulchella (Pink-tailed Worm-lizard) at Black Mountain - 12 Jan 2019
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at Black Mountain - 7 Dec 2018
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 23 Mar 2018
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2017
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2016
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Black Mountain - 6 Aug 2016
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 29 Mar 2016
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2015
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2015
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 3 Oct 2015
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Black Mountain - 15 Sep 2015
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 5 Sep 2015
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 5 Sep 2015
Hakea decurrens subsp. decurrens (Bushy Needlewood) at Black Mountain - 15 Aug 2015
Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Black Mountain - 15 Aug 2015
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2014
Oligochaetochilus aciculiformis (Needle-point rustyhood) at Black Mountain - 26 Sep 2014
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Sep 2014
Leucopogon attenuatus (Small leaved beard heath) at Black Mountain - 2 Aug 2014
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 12 Apr 2014

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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