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Introduced RodentRattus rattus

1 Black Rat at Wamboin, NSW

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Rattus rattus at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Aug 2018
Rattus rattus at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Aug 2018
Rattus rattus at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Aug 2018
Rattus rattus at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Aug 2018

Identification history

Introduced Rodent Rattus rattus 6 May 2019 DonFletcher
Introduced Rodent Rattus rattus 11 Dec 2018 dhkmapr
Introduced Rodent Rattus rattus 22 Oct 2018 natureguy

Author's notes

Wreaking havoc in the veggie patch for a while. We finally caught him in the chicken food bin, eating chicken grain.

4 comments

natureguy wrote:
   26 Apr 2019
This sighting has stayed unidentified for a while...
michaelb wrote:
   6 May 2019
Hi Don, one for you....
   6 May 2019
Hi Michael and natureguy,
Black Rat Rattus rattus is hard to separate from the native Bush Rat Rattus fuscipes. In this case its a bit easier than many but the best identifier is the relative tail length. In Rattus rattus the tail reaches beyond the snout, so including the whole tail in the photo is a good idea.
dhkmapr wrote:
   6 May 2019
With a captive specimen, you can also use smell to narrow the field - R rattus consistently produces an unpleasant pungent aroma; R fuscipes often has a sweet smell.

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Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2019 Gamochaeta sp. (A Cudweed) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2019 Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019 Cyathus olla at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019 Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2019 Solanum triflorum (Three-flowered Nightshade) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2019 Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Jan 2019 Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jan 2019 Mus musculus (House Mouse) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jan 2019 Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jan 2019 Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019 Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019 Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019 Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019 Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified solitary wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 Rutilia (Microrutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Dec 2018 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018 Bovista (A puffball) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018 Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Wamboin, NSW - 19 Dec 2018 Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis (Black bark mantis or Boxing mantis) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 Billardiera scandens (Hairy Apple Berry) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Heteronyx sp. (genus) (Scarab beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Goniaea opomaloides (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Asilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Robber fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Anoplognathus porosus (Porosus Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 6 Dec 2018 Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Dec 2018 Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Dec 2018 Apricia jovialis (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Dec 2018 Maroga melanostigma (Fruit tree borer) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Nov 2018 Pelororhinus perdix (Strawberry weevil) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Nov 2018 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Nov 2018 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Nov 2018 Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Australiphthiria sp. ID X. Li ANIC (A bee fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Nov 2018 Adelium pustulosum (Darkling beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2018 Caliroa cerasi (Pear and cherry slug) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Nov 2018 Asilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Robber fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Nov 2018 Anoplognathus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Nov 2018 Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Nov 2018 Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Nov 2018 Pultenaea microphylla (Egg and Bacon Pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2018 Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 5 Nov 2018 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Oct 2018 Celibe rugosipennis (Pie-dish beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Oct 2018 Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (Peach Heath) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018 Termessa shepherdi (Shepherd's Footman) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018 Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Oct 2018 Anthrenus verbasci (Varied (or Variegated) Carpet Beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 11 Oct 2018 Ethmostigmus rubripes (Giant centipede) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Oct 2018 Aesiotyche favosa (Favosa longhorn beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Oct 2018 Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco looper) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Oct 2018 Adoryphorus coulonii (Redheaded pasture cockchafer) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Oct 2018 Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (Peach Heath) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018 Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018 Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Sep 2018 Delena cancerides (Social Huntsman Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2018 Salpesia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2018 Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 13 Sep 2018 Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Aug 2018 Orcus australasiae (Orange-spotted Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Aug 2018 Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Aug 2018 Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jul 2018 Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jul 2018 Gastropoda sp. (class) (Unidentified snail or slug) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Apr 2018 Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Mar 2018 Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2018 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Jan 2018 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Jan 2018 Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Jan 2018 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2018 Oxycanus antipoda (Late Oxycanus) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Dec 2017 Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Nov 2017 Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2016 Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2016 Chalcites lucidus (Shining Bronze-Cuckoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Oct 2016 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2019
Gamochaeta sp. (A Cudweed) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2019
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019
Cyathus olla at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Feb 2019
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2019
Solanum triflorum (Three-flowered Nightshade) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2019
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Jan 2019
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jan 2019
Mus musculus (House Mouse) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jan 2019
Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jan 2019
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jan 2019
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Jan 2019
Crabroninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified solitary wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Jan 2019
Rutilia (Microrutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Jan 2019
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Dec 2018
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
Bovista (A puffball) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Dec 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Dec 2018
Nyctophilus geoffroyi (Lesser Long-eared Bat) at Wamboin, NSW - 19 Dec 2018
Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis (Black bark mantis or Boxing mantis) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Dec 2018
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Dec 2018
Billardiera scandens (Hairy Apple Berry) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Dec 2018
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Heteronyx sp. (genus) (Scarab beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Goniaea opomaloides (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Asilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Robber fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Anoplognathus porosus (Porosus Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 6 Dec 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Dec 2018
Pyralis farinalis (Meal Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Dec 2018
Apricia jovialis (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Dec 2018
Maroga melanostigma (Fruit tree borer) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Nov 2018
Pelororhinus perdix (Strawberry weevil) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Nov 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Nov 2018
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Nov 2018
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Australiphthiria sp. ID X. Li ANIC (A bee fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Nov 2018
Adelium pustulosum (Darkling beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2018
Caliroa cerasi (Pear and cherry slug) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Nov 2018
Asilidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Robber fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Nov 2018
Anoplognathus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Nov 2018
Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Nov 2018
Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Nov 2018
Pultenaea microphylla (Egg and Bacon Pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2018
Salticidae (family) (Unidentified Jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 5 Nov 2018
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Oct 2018
Celibe rugosipennis (Pie-dish beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Oct 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (Peach Heath) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Oct 2018
Termessa shepherdi (Shepherd's Footman) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Oct 2018
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Oct 2018
Anthrenus verbasci (Varied (or Variegated) Carpet Beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 11 Oct 2018
Ethmostigmus rubripes (Giant centipede) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Oct 2018
Aesiotyche favosa (Favosa longhorn beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Oct 2018
Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco looper) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Oct 2018
Adoryphorus coulonii (Redheaded pasture cockchafer) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Oct 2018
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018
Lissanthe strigosa subsp. subulata (Peach Heath) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Sep 2018
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Sep 2018
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Sep 2018
Delena cancerides (Social Huntsman Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2018
Salpesia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2018
Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 13 Sep 2018
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Aug 2018
Orcus australasiae (Orange-spotted Ladybird) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Aug 2018
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Aug 2018
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jul 2018
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Wamboin, NSW - 17 Jul 2018
Gastropoda sp. (class) (Unidentified snail or slug) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Apr 2018
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 18 Mar 2018
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Feb 2018
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Jan 2018
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Jan 2018
Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Jan 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2018
Oxycanus antipoda (Late Oxycanus) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Dec 2017
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Nov 2017
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2016
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Nov 2016
Chalcites lucidus (Shining Bronze-Cuckoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Oct 2016
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012

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