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Cricket (several families)Gryllotalpa sp. (genus)

Mole Cricket at Mount Painter

Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 18 Mar 2016

Identification history

Cricket (several families) Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) 23 Aug 2016 RogerF
Cricket (several families) Gryllotalpa sp. (genus) 23 Aug 2016 michaelb
Unidentified 23 Aug 2016 CathB

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Author's notes

A mole cricket? Found dead on bike path early in the morning.

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RogerF wrote:
   23 Aug 2016
Most local mole-cricket species are fully winged and fly readily at night often coming to light. This ant-covered ?male is brachypterous (short-winged) and flightless which could help with a specific ID.. There is a species called G. brachyptera.

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Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
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Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
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Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider, crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Ocrisiona leucocomis (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 23 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 by CathB
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Holoplatys sp. (genus) (Unidentified Holoplatys jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 27 Sep 2019 by JohnB
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Mount Painter - 18 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Mount Painter - 9 Sep 2019 by Tammy
Epicoma melanosticta (Common Epicoma) at Mount Painter - 27 Aug 2019 by CathB
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB
Omoedus marginatus (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 16 Aug 2019 by CathB
Theridiidae sp. (family) (Comb-footed spider) at Mount Painter - 15 Jun 2019 by CathB
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Mount Painter - 14 Jun 2019 by CathB
Crambidae sp. (family) (A crambid snout mouth) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
Crematogaster sp. (genus) (Acrobat ant, Cocktail ant) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
Tapeigaster sp. (genus) (Heteromyzid fly) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019 by CathB
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Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2019 by CathB
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 9 May 2019 by CathB
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2019 by CathB
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 2 Apr 2019 by CathB
Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 by CathB
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 29 Mar 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size (mm)
  • 18 Mar 2016 Recorded on
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