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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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(family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020 Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2020 Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019 Belenois java (Caper White) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019 Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019 Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019 Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Dec 2019 Anomozancla scopariella at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 Melolonthinae sp. (subfamily) (Cockchafer) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019 Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Dec 2019 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 Prosena sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 Maratus pavonis (Dunn's peacock spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2019 Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2019 Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Oct 2019 Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2019 Tetrigidae (family) (Groundhopper or Pygmy grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2019 Dillwynia sieberi (A parrot pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 Eusemocosma pruinosa (A Concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Oct 2019 Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Wamboin, NSW - 11 Oct 2019 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Wamboin, NSW - 6 Oct 2019 Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Oct 2019 Genduara subnotata (Clear Winged Snout Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Sep 2019 Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2019 Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Aug 2019 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Aug 2019 Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Aug 2019 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jul 2019 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jul 2019 Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Apr 2019 Sandalodes superbus (Ludicra Jumping Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Mar 2019 Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Feb 2019 Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Feb 2019 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 Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) 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 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Heteronyx sp. (genus) (Scarab beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (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
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Jan 2020
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Jan 2020
Austrosciapus connexus (Green long-legged fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Jan 2020
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2020
Formosia (Euamphibolia) speciosa (Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2020
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Wamboin, NSW - 30 Jan 2020
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Wamboin, NSW - 29 Jan 2020
Conoderus sp. (genus) (Click beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 24 Jan 2020
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Jan 2020
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Jan 2020
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 12 Jan 2020
Myrmecia fulvipes (Red-legged Toothless bull ant) at Wamboin, NSW - 11 Jan 2020
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Jan 2020
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Jan 2020
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Jan 2020
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Jan 2020
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Jan 2020
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 8 Jan 2020
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Jan 2020
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Jan 2020
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2020
Anoplognathus chloropyrus (Green-tailed Christmas beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 1 Jan 2020
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019
Belenois java (Caper White) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019
Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Dec 2019
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 28 Dec 2019
Anomozancla scopariella at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019
Melolonthinae sp. (subfamily) (Cockchafer) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Dec 2019
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 4 Dec 2019
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019
Prosena sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Nov 2019
Maratus pavonis (Dunn's peacock spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2019
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2019
Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Wamboin, NSW - 31 Oct 2019
Melanodes anthracitaria (Black Geometrid) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2019
Tetrigidae (family) (Groundhopper or Pygmy grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 26 Oct 2019
Dillwynia sieberi (A parrot pea) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Oct 2019
Eusemocosma pruinosa (A Concealer moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Oct 2019
Strepera versicolor (Grey Currawong) at Wamboin, NSW - 11 Oct 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Wamboin, NSW - 6 Oct 2019
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Wamboin, NSW - 3 Oct 2019
Genduara subnotata (Clear Winged Snout Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 2 Oct 2019
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Sep 2019
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Wamboin, NSW - 14 Sep 2019
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Wamboin, NSW - 25 Aug 2019
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Wamboin, NSW - 20 Aug 2019
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Wamboin, NSW - 9 Aug 2019
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jul 2019
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Wamboin, NSW - 21 Jul 2019
Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Apr 2019
Sandalodes superbus (Ludicra Jumping Spider) at Wamboin, NSW - 22 Mar 2019
Eurymela distincta (Gumtree leafhopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 23 Feb 2019
Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Wamboin, NSW - 15 Feb 2019
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
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) 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
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Heteronyx sp. (genus) (Scarab beetle) at Wamboin, NSW - 7 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (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

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