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Parasitic wasp (numerous families)Braconidae sp. (family)

Unidentified braconid wasp at Black Mountain

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Braconidae sp. (family) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2018
Braconidae sp. (family) at Black Mountain - 8 Oct 2018

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There were half a dozen of what looked like braconid wasps with white-flanked abdomens on this tree trunk, inserting their ovipositors into the crevices. The orange-headed wasps have been submitted in a separate record.

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Dolichoderus scabridus (Dolly ant) at Black Mountain - 5 Oct 2019 by David
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Coptotermes sp. (genus) (Termite) at Black Mountain - 30 Oct 2018 by silversea_starsong
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Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Black Mountain - 28 Jun 2018 by liztav
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Black Mountain - 21 Oct 2017 by David
Pterostylis nutans (Nodding greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Oct 2017 by David
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2017 by David
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2017 by David
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Oct 2017 by David
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Thelymitra sp. (A sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia congesta (Pink caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Caladenia cucullata (Lemon caps) at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2016 by David
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 by David
Aedes alboannulatus (White-kneed Mosquito) at Black Mountain - 2 Oct 2016 by David
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 2 Oct 2016 by David
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Black Mountain - 6 Aug 2016 by AaronClausen
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 6 Aug 2016 by AaronClausen
Eriochilus cucullatus (Parson's bands) at Black Mountain - 29 Mar 2016 by MattM
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 19 Mar 2016 by David
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 13 Feb 2016 by David
Caladenia sp. at Black Mountain - 7 Nov 2015 by David
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2015 by David
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2015 by David
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2015 by David
Caladenia moschata (Musky caps) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2015 by David
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Oct 2015 by David
Rhytidosporum procumbens (White Rhytidosporum) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by KenT
Olearia microphylla (Olearia) at Black Mountain - 28 Sep 2015 by KenT
Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at Black Mountain - 15 Aug 2015 by AaronClausen
Ramaria anziana at Black Mountain - 21 Jun 2014 by SheOak82

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • The cracked trunk of a large eucalypt Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 7 Oct 2018 Recorded on
  • David Recorded by

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