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Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera)Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Mount Taylor

Harpobittacus australis at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017

Identification history

Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera) Harpobittacus australis 23 Oct 2017 DaveFerg
Scorpionfly and Hangingfly (Mecoptera) Harpobittacus australis 22 Oct 2017 KenT
Unidentified 22 Oct 2017 MatthewFrawley

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1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   20 Nov 2017
This is a great shot, but I think it needs to be rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise. I have never seen one of these do a handstand like this.

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Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2019 by Marthijn Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2019 by MatthewFrawley Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Mount Taylor - 3 Aug 2019 by PeterR Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Castiarina decemmaculata (Castiarina Jewel Beetle) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 23 Oct 2018 by George Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2018 by MatthewFrawley Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 31 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Mount Taylor - 18 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Taylor - 4 Jan 2018 by MatthewFrawley Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Neorrhina punctata (Spotted Flower Chafer) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Ichneumenoptera chrysophanes (Clearwing Persimmon Borer) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley Dolopus rubrithorax (Large Brown Robber Fly) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley Chlenias banksiaria group (A Geometer moth) at Mount Taylor - 9 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Idalima affinis (A day flying moth) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jul 2017 by MatthewFrawley Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2016 by NickWilson Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2016 by NickWilson Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 26 Oct 2015 by jksmits Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Drosera hookeri at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2014 by lyndsey Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Taylor - 28 Sep 2014 by julielindner Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Mount Taylor - 17 Mar 2012 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 14 Sep 2010 by MatthewFrawley Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 27 Sep 2009 by MatthewFrawley Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2002 by michaelb
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Mount Taylor - 6 Apr 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 20 Nov 2019 by Marthijn
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Mount Taylor - 3 Aug 2019 by PeterR
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jan 2019 by MatthewFrawley
Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Taylor - 30 Oct 2018 by PeterR
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus sp. (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Castiarina decemmaculata (Castiarina Jewel Beetle) at Mount Taylor - 29 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Kunzea ericoides (Burgan) at Mount Taylor - 23 Oct 2018 by George
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Mount Taylor - 8 Sep 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Mount Taylor - 31 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Mount Taylor - 18 Mar 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Taylor - 4 Jan 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Taylor - 24 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted Flower Chafer) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Ichneumenoptera chrysophanes (Clearwing Persimmon Borer) at Mount Taylor - 23 Dec 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Dolopus rubrithorax (Large Brown Robber Fly) at Mount Taylor - 24 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Neolucia agricola (Fringed Heath-blue) at Mount Taylor - 22 Nov 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Chlenias banksiaria group (A Geometer moth) at Mount Taylor - 9 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Taylor - 2 Nov 2017 by EmmaCook
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Idalima affinis (A day flying moth) at Mount Taylor - 18 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Phytotrypa propriella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Mount Taylor - 2 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Acacia pravissima (Wedge-leaved Wattle) at Mount Taylor - 17 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Leucopogon virgatus (Common Beard-heath) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 9 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Taylor - 1 Jul 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2016 by NickWilson
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 6 Oct 2016 by NickWilson
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Mount Taylor - 26 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Drosera hookeri at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Drosera auriculata (Sundew) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Taylor - 14 Oct 2015 by jksmits
Diuris chryseopsis (Golden moth) at Mount Taylor - 5 Oct 2015 by TobiasHayashi
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Mount Taylor - 22 Oct 2014 by EmmaCook
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Mount Taylor - 15 Oct 2014 by lyndsey
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Mount Taylor - 28 Sep 2014 by julielindner
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Mount Taylor - 17 Mar 2012 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Mount Taylor - 14 Sep 2010 by MatthewFrawley
Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 27 Sep 2009 by MatthewFrawley
Swainsona recta (Small purple pea) at Mount Taylor - 6 Nov 2002 by michaelb

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Rytidosperma pallidum Associated plant
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • 22 Oct 2017 Recorded on
  • MatthewFrawley Recorded by

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