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ACT Most Wanted!

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We need your help finding any sightings of the following rare species. If you see them in your travels please report them. Some we suspect are more common than existing records suggest. Your sighting will help direct conservation managment to where it is needed.

4 species

Calyptorhynchus lathami (Glossy Black-Cockatoo)

Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami
Calyptorhynchus lathami

Glossy Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami)are one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia and are listed as vulnerable in NSW and the ACT. Canberra Nature Map and Atlas of Life are working with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species program in an ongoing... Continue reading

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Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper)

Keyacris scurra
Keyacris scurra
Keyacris scurra
Keyacris scurra
Keyacris scurra
Keyacris scurra

This rare and unusual grasshopper is flightless, and unlike most grasshoppers it is active during the winter. The NSW Scientific Commitee is currently investigating whether this species shoudl be listed as a threatened species and we would appreciate any records. "Grasshoppers lay their eggs in pod... Continue reading

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Papyrius nitidus (Coconut Ant)

Papyrius nitidus Coconut Ants are only a few mm long
Papyrius nitidus Twiggy + chewed Cardboard like covering
Papyrius nitidus Material found in timber cracks
Papyrius nitidus
Papyrius nitidus
Papyrius nitidus

The Coconut Ant is essential to the survival of the nationally rare Small Ant-blue Butterfly, with the butterfly spending its larvae and pupae stages within the ant's nest. The Small Ant-blue is only known from a few locations both in the ACT and nationally, while the Coconut Ant seems quite widespr... Continue reading

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Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia
Xanthorrhoea glauca subsp. angustifolia

Grey Grass-tree is the only species of Xanthorrhoea occurring in the ACT. The ACT is on the eastern limit of the plant's range that stretches from inland Victoria to Inverell in NSW. This species was last systematically surveyed for in the ACT in the 1970s and there are few recent records, and most ... Continue reading

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