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Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera)Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Namadgi National Park

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Harpobittacus australis at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2017
Harpobittacus australis at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2017
Harpobittacus australis at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2017
Harpobittacus australis at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2017

Identification history

Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera) Harpobittacus australis 30 Jan 2017 DaveFerg
Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera) Harpobittacus australis 28 Jan 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 24 Jan 2017 Judith Roach

Author's notes

Mecoptera hanging flies, I think. These were taken on the Mount Aggie walking trail. I found it a bit hard to pinpoint down on the map. The male seems to have given the female a spider to stop her from eating him I think. There were a good number out hunting.

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Nearby Sightings

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Chrysolarentia correlata (Yellow Carpet) at Namadgi National Park - 5 Dec 2018
Chlorocoma sp. (genus) (Emerald moth) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Nov 2018
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Jan 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2017 1:00 PM Recorded on
  • Judith Roach Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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