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Unidentified webspinner at Cook, ACT

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Embioptera sp. (order) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2017
Embioptera sp. (order) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2017
Embioptera sp. (order) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2017
Embioptera sp. (order) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2017

Identification history

Webspinner (Embioptera) Embioptera sp. (order) 26 Nov 2017 KimPullen
Unidentified 26 Nov 2017 CathB

Author's notes

Webspinner? Found in the kitchen sink this morning. When transferred to container, ran round it backwards! Top and bottom views shown.

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Nov 2017
I think this is the first webspinner on CNM! They are adept at running backwards; they normally live in silken tunnels and can move in both directions just as easily. If this one was inside your house, it was probably attracted to electric light.
RogerF wrote:
   26 Nov 2017
Definitely a web spinner, a much overlooked insect Order. I last saw one in Wadbilliga NP. The world expert in their taxonomy, biology and identification was Dr Edward Ross of the California Academy of Sciences, who died in March 2016 at the age of 100.
CathB wrote:
   27 Nov 2017
Thanks for the info. I have now added another picture with scale included. Unfortunately, not a very inspiring place to find such an interesting insect!

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Nearby Sightings

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Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jul 2019
Thomisidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Cook, ACT - 15 Jun 2019
Anthrenus verbasci (Varied or Variegated Carpet Beetle) at Cook, ACT - 12 Jun 2019
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jun 2019
Sarcophagidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Cook, ACT - 6 Jun 2019
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Cook, ACT - 2 Jun 2019
Peltoschema hamadryas (Hamadryas leaf beetle) at Cook, ACT - 16 May 2019
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Psocodea 'Psocoptera' sp. (order) (Unidentified bark louse) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Maratus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Peacock spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Sidymella trapezia (Crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2019
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 23 Mar 2019
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Cook, ACT - 12 Mar 2019
Ogcodes sp. (genus) (Hunchback Fly) at Cook, ACT - 6 Mar 2019
Maratus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Cook, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Cook, ACT - 16 Sep 2018
Embioptera sp. (order) (Unidentified webspinner) at Cook, ACT - 2 Sep 2018
Archimantis sp. (genus) (TBC) at Cook, ACT - 21 Aug 2018
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 18 Jul 2018
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jun 2018
Pogonortalis doclea (Boatman fly) at Cook, ACT - 28 Apr 2018
Cychramptodes murrayi (Wattle tick scale predator) at Cook, ACT - 13 Apr 2018
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2018
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Cook, ACT - 23 Mar 2018
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Cook, ACT - 13 Mar 2018
Scioglyptis lyciaria (White-patch Bark Moth) at Cook, ACT - 8 Mar 2018
Opogona comptella (A fungus moth) at Cook, ACT - 21 Feb 2018
Heoclisis fundata (Antlion lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 18 Feb 2018
Embioptera sp. (order) (Unidentified webspinner) at Cook, ACT - 10 Feb 2018
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2018
Embioptera sp. (order) (Unidentified webspinner) at Cook, ACT - 1 Jan 2018
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Cook, ACT - 24 Dec 2017
Ocrisiona leucocomis (Jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 11 Dec 2017
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Cook, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Hasarius adansonii (Adanson's house jumper) at Cook, ACT - 10 Dec 2017
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Cook, ACT - 7 Dec 2017
Cebysa leucotelus (Australian Bagmoth) at Cook, ACT - 6 Dec 2017
Aedes (Rampamyia) notoscriptus (Striped Mosquito) at Cook, ACT - 4 Dec 2017
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Cook, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Cook, ACT - 2 Dec 2017
Uloboridae sp. (family) (Unidentified venomless spider) at Cook, ACT - 2 Dec 2017
Labdia deliciosella (A Cosmet moth) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Hemicloea sp. (genus) (Flat bark spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Dec 2017
Arrade destituta (A Noctuid moth) at Cook, ACT - 27 Nov 2017
Nisista serrata (TBC) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2017
Stenolemus sp. (genus) (Thread-legged assassin bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2017
Cydnidae sp. (family)#cnm2 (Unidentified burrower bug) at Cook, ACT - 26 Nov 2017
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 25 Nov 2017
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2017
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Cook, ACT - 24 Nov 2017
Arrade leucocosmalis (Garden Snout) at Cook, ACT - 11 Nov 2017
Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Cook, ACT - 9 Nov 2017
Uloboridae sp. (family) (Unidentified venomless spider) at Cook, ACT - 5 Nov 2017
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Cook, ACT - 5 Sep 2017
Chloroclystis filata (Filata Moth, Australian Pug Moth) at Cook, ACT - 1 Sep 2017
Theridiidae sp. (family) (Comb-footed spider) at Cook, ACT - 30 Aug 2017
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Cook, ACT - 10 May 2017
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 31 Jan 2017
Hypodoxa muscosaria (Textured Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 16 Jan 2017
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 7 Jan 2017
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Cook, ACT - 24 Feb 2016
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 25 Jan 2016
Homotrysis sp. (genus) (Darkling beetle) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2015
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Cook, ACT - 21 Dec 2015
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at Cook, ACT - 6 May 2014
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Cook, ACT - 8 Apr 2014

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Location

Location information

  • Coordinates 149.068127-35.264276
  • Places Cook, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 27 Nov 2017 12:26 PM Recorded on
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