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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Aranda Bushland

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Austracantha minax at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2017
Austracantha minax at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2017
Austracantha minax at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2017

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(genus) (A smooth flower wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jul 2019 by PeterR Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Aranda Bushland - 28 Feb 2019 by CathB Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Feb 2019 by CathB Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB Candalides acasta (Blotched Dusky-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Sep 2018 by CathB Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Jun 2018 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Apr 2018 by CathB Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Apr 2018 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2018 by CathB Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018 by CathB Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Feb 2018 by CathB Xyloryctinae sp. (subfamily) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Feb 2018 by CathB Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Feb 2018 by CathB Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by CathB Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2017 by CathB Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2017 by CathB Chrysothrix xanthina (A lichen) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Aug 2017 by CathB Tayloria octoblepharum at Aranda Bushland - 3 Aug 2017 by CathB Rosulabryum sp. (A moss) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Jun 2017 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Jun 2017 by DerekC Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 3 May 2017 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Apr 2017 by CathB Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2017 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2017 by CathB Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Mar 2017 by CathB Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Mar 2017 by CathB Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2017 by CathB Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Pterostylis sp. (A Greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Adders Tongue) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2016 by CathB Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2016 by CathB Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2016 by DerekC Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum (Austral Adder's Tongue) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Apr 2020 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2020 by CathB
Philobota (genus) (Unidentified Philobota genus moths) at Aranda Bushland - 5 Feb 2020 by CathB
Zaspilothynnus sp. (genus) (A smooth flower wasp) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Jul 2019 by PeterR
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2019 by CathB
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at Aranda Bushland - 28 Feb 2019 by CathB
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Feb 2019 by CathB
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Aranda Bushland - 27 Jan 2019 by CathB
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Dec 2018 by CathB
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 20 Nov 2018 by CathB
Candalides acasta (Blotched Dusky-blue) at Aranda Bushland - 18 Sep 2018 by CathB
Monomorium kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Jun 2018 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Apr 2018 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Apr 2018 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Aranda Bushland - 23 Mar 2018 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 17 Mar 2018 by CathB
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Feb 2018 by CathB
Xyloryctinae sp. (subfamily) (A concealer moth) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Feb 2018 by CathB
Lucilia cuprina (Australian sheep blowfly) at Aranda Bushland - 12 Feb 2018 by CathB
Myrmeleontidae (family) (Unidentified Antlion Lacewing) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Feb 2018 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Dillwynia sericea (Egg and Bacon Peas) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2017 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2017 by CathB
Chrysothrix xanthina (A lichen) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Aug 2017 by CathB
Tayloria octoblepharum at Aranda Bushland - 3 Aug 2017 by CathB
Rosulabryum sp. (A moss) at Aranda Bushland - 1 Aug 2017 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Jun 2017 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 21 Jun 2017 by DerekC
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 3 May 2017 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 28 Apr 2017 by CathB
Diplodium revolutum (Large autumn greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 15 Apr 2017 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2017 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 4 Apr 2017 by CathB
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Aranda Bushland - 3 Apr 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Mar 2017 by CathB
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 14 Mar 2017 by CathB
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Jan 2017 by CathB
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris sulphurea (Tiger orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Pterostylis sp. (A Greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 6 Nov 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 29 Oct 2016 by CathB
Ophioglossum lusitanicum (Adders Tongue) at Aranda Bushland - 22 Oct 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2016 by CathB
Lyperanthus suaveolens (Brown beaks) at Aranda Bushland - 10 Oct 2016 by CathB
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Corysanthes hispida (Bristly helmet orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 7 Oct 2016 by CathB
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Aranda Bushland - 2 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum (Austral Adder's Tongue) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Caladenia sp. at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Aranda Bushland - 25 Sep 2016 by catherine.gilbert

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • 25 Jan 2017 Recorded on
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