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Crane fly, mosquito & gnat (several families)Sciaridae sp. (family)

Black fungus gnat at Mount Painter

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Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019
Sciaridae sp. (family) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019

Identification history

Crane fly, mosquito & gnat (several families) Sciaridae sp. (family) 29 Jun 2019 michaelb
Crane fly, mosquito & gnat (several families) Sciaridae sp. (family) 29 Jun 2019 michaelb
Other true fly Sciaridae (Family) 28 Jun 2019 jgl
Sciaridae (Family) 27 Jun 2019 jgl
Crane fly, mosquito & gnat (several families) Cecidomyiidae (family) 26 Jun 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 18 Jun 2019 CathB

Author's notes

Clouds of these tiny flies. Gall midges?

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jun 2019
Great shots, Cath. One of the midges seems to be laying eggs into the leaf tissue. Looks like a eucalypt.
michaelb wrote:
   29 Jun 2019
Re ID'd..... There was no need to create a new name for this one. We had Sciaridae (family) in with Crane flies, mosquitoes & gnats. I'll delete the duplicate species name.
jgl wrote:
   29 Jun 2019
Ok sorry about that!

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Theridiidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019 Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 9 Jun 2019 Crambidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019 Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019 Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019 Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019 Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019 Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Jan 2019 Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 Rhadinosomus lacordairei (Thin Strawberry Weevil) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019 Paropsisterna beata (TBC) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019 Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019 Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 15 Jan 2019 Acari sp. (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Dec 2018 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018 Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018 Limacodidae sp. (family) (A cup moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018 Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018 Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018 Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018 Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018 Porrostoma rhipidium (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2018 Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2017 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Nov 2017 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017 Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 12 Oct 2017 Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2017 Unidentified Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort (TBC) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017 Hysterobrevium mori at Mount Painter - 3 Jun 2017 Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2017 Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 27 Feb 2017 Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017 Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017 Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 8 Nov 2016 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Painter - 27 Oct 2016 Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2016 Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Mount Painter - 18 Mar 2016 Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Painter - 1 Dec 2015 Pimelea curviflora var. sericea at Mount Painter - 3 Nov 2014 Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Mount Painter - 3 Nov 2014 Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2014 Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2014 Saratus hesperus ("Venus" Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2013
Theridiidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019
Eriophora sp. (genus) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 9 Jun 2019
Crambidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata (Bird-dropping spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2019
Liparetrus sp. (genus) (Chafer) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2019
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Mount Painter - 25 Mar 2019
Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019
Hypertrophidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Twig Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Jan 2019
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019
Cicadellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019
Rhadinosomus lacordairei (Thin Strawberry Weevil) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019
Doratifera quadriguttata (Four-spotted Cup Moth) at Mount Painter - 29 Jan 2019
Paropsisterna beata (TBC) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Tip bug) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 15 Jan 2019
Acari sp. (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Mount Painter - 28 Dec 2018
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Mount Painter - 22 Dec 2018
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2018
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Limacodidae sp. (family) (A cup moth) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2018
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2018
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Mount Painter - 23 Mar 2018
Hispellinus multispinosus (Spiny leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Mount Painter - 14 Mar 2018
Porrostoma rhipidium (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2018
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2017
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 2 Nov 2017
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Mount Painter - 26 Oct 2017
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 12 Oct 2017
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2017
Unidentified Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort (TBC) at Mount Painter - 10 Sep 2017
Hysterobrevium mori at Mount Painter - 3 Jun 2017
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2017
Argiope trifasciata (Banded orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 27 Feb 2017
Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Mount Painter - 25 Feb 2017
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Mount Painter - 8 Nov 2016
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Painter - 27 Oct 2016
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Painter - 23 Sep 2016
Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) (Mole Cricket) at Mount Painter - 18 Mar 2016
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Mount Painter - 1 Dec 2015
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea at Mount Painter - 3 Nov 2014
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Mount Painter - 3 Nov 2014
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2014
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Painter - 21 Sep 2014
Saratus hesperus ("Venus" Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2013

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 14 Jun 2019 3:23 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
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