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Unidentified mantisfly at Mount Painter

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Mantispidae (family) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2018
Mantispidae (family) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2018
Mantispidae (family) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2018
Mantispidae (family) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2018

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There seem to have been a few sightings of these recently. A recent hatching event?

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Juncus bufonius (Toad rush) at Mount Painter - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB Calvatia cyathiformis at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2020 by drakes Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Painter - 27 May 2020 by CathB Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Mount Painter - 27 May 2020 by Tammy Mataeomera sp. (genus) (A Scale Moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2020 by CathB Drosera sp. at Mount Painter - 14 May 2020 by Rheardy Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by CathB Riccia crinita (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by CathB Phylloporus sp. at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Chrysididae sp. (family) (Unidentified cuckoo wasp) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2020 by CathB Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 15 Apr 2020 by CathB Isolepis sp. (A club-rush) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB Poa sieberiana (Poa Tussock) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB Noctuidae sp. (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2020 by CathB Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB Sosytelus pithecius (Ground weevil) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2020 by CathB Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Mount Painter - 27 Feb 2020 by CathB Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden weather grass) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2020 by CathB Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Mount Painter - 8 Feb 2020 by CathB Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB Notoncus sp. (genus) (A Notoncus ant) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB Austroicetes sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Jan 2020 by CathB Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 2 Jan 2020 by CathB Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 17 Dec 2019 by CathB Eurymela fenestrata (A gumtree hopper) at Mount Painter - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB Eurymela fenestrata (A gumtree hopper) at Mount Painter - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2019 by CathB Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2019 by CathB Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2019 by CathB Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2019 by CathB Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2019 by CathB Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB Cardiaspina albitextura (White Lace Lerp) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2019 by CathB Melophorus sp. (genus) (Furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2019 by CathB Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB Phasia sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB Paropsisterna nigerrima (Leaf beetle, Button beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Rhadinosomus lacordairei (Thin Strawberry Weevil) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 16 Aug 2019 by CathB Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 7 May 2019 by CathB Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019 by CathB Anacornutipo lignosa (Leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019 by CathB Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2019 by CathB Eragrostis trachycarpa (Annual Love Grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB Juncus sp. (A rush) at Mount Painter - 8 Feb 2019 by CathB Plantago gaudichaudii (Narrow plantain) at Mount Painter - 7 Feb 2019 by CathB Echinopogon ovatus (Forest Hedgehog Grass) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019 by CathB Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019 by CathB Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2019 by CathB Austrostipa bigeniculata (Kneed Speargrass) at Mount Painter - 17 Jan 2019 by CathB Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Mount Painter - 17 Jan 2019 by CathB Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass, River Tussock Grass) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB Philoponella congregabilis (Social house spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Juncus bufonius (Toad rush) at Mount Painter - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Jun 2020 by CathB
Calvatia cyathiformis at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2020 by drakes
Microtis sp. (Onion Orchid) at Mount Painter - 27 May 2020 by CathB
Smicrornis brevirostris (Weebill) at Mount Painter - 27 May 2020 by Tammy
Mataeomera sp. (genus) (A Scale Moth) at Mount Painter - 16 May 2020 by CathB
Drosera sp. at Mount Painter - 14 May 2020 by Rheardy
Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by CathB
Riccia crinita (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by CathB
Phylloporus sp. at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Chrysididae sp. (family) (Unidentified cuckoo wasp) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2020 by CathB
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Mount Painter - 15 Apr 2020 by CathB
Isolepis sp. (A club-rush) at Mount Painter - 9 Apr 2020 by CathB
Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Poa sieberiana (Poa Tussock) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Noctuidae sp. (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Mount Painter - 3 Apr 2020 by CathB
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 26 Mar 2020 by CathB
Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB
Sosytelus pithecius (Ground weevil) at Mount Painter - 7 Mar 2020 by CathB
Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Mar 2020 by CathB
Inopus rubriceps (Sugarcane Soldier Fly) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB
Panicum capillare or P. hillmanii (An exotic invasive panic grass) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Painter - 3 Mar 2020 by CathB
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Mount Painter - 27 Feb 2020 by CathB
Hypoxis hygrometrica var. villosisepala (Golden weather grass) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 17 Feb 2020 by CathB
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Mount Painter - 8 Feb 2020 by CathB
Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB
Glenoleon meteoricus (Patch-wing Glenoleon) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2020 by CathB
Camponotus claripes (Pale-legged sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 21 Jan 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB
Notoncus sp. (genus) (A Notoncus ant) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2020 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Austroicetes sp. (genus) (A grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2020 by CathB
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 10 Jan 2020 by CathB
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 2 Jan 2020 by CathB
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 17 Dec 2019 by CathB
Eurymela fenestrata (A gumtree hopper) at Mount Painter - 13 Dec 2019 by CathB
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Mount Painter - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB
Eurymela fenestrata (A gumtree hopper) at Mount Painter - 8 Dec 2019 by CathB
Psychidae sp. (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Mount Painter - 6 Dec 2019 by CathB
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2019 by CathB
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2019 by CathB
Cymbacha ocellata (Facemask crab spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 23 Nov 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB
Philobota productella (Pasture Tunnel Moth) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB
Cardiaspina albitextura (White Lace Lerp) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2019 by CathB
Melophorus sp. (genus) (Furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 13 Nov 2019 by CathB
Zodariidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Ant spider or Spotted ground spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Meranoplus sp. (genus) (Shield Ant) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Bombyliidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bee fly) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Phasia sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 5 Nov 2019 by CathB
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB
Paropsisterna nigerrima (Leaf beetle, Button beetle) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lomandra multiflora (Many-flowered Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Rhadinosomus lacordairei (Thin Strawberry Weevil) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tiliqua rugosa (Shingleback) at Mount Painter - 7 Oct 2019 by CathB
Lophyrotoma analis (Sawfly, Ironbark Sawfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Perunga ochracea (Perunga grasshopper, Cross-dressing Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 29 Sep 2019 by CathB
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 16 Aug 2019 by CathB
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 7 May 2019 by CathB
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2019 by CathB
Anacornutipo lignosa (Leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 24 Apr 2019 by CathB
Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Mount Painter - 11 Feb 2019 by CathB
Eragrostis trachycarpa (Annual Love Grass) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2019 by CathB
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Mount Painter - 8 Feb 2019 by CathB
Plantago gaudichaudii (Narrow plantain) at Mount Painter - 7 Feb 2019 by CathB
Echinopogon ovatus (Forest Hedgehog Grass) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 5 Feb 2019 by CathB
Eragrostis brownii (Common Love Grass) at Mount Painter - 2 Feb 2019 by CathB
Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Mount Painter - 22 Jan 2019 by CathB
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Mount Painter - 20 Jan 2019 by CathB
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Mount Painter - 18 Jan 2019 by CathB
Austrostipa bigeniculata (Kneed Speargrass) at Mount Painter - 17 Jan 2019 by CathB
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Mount Painter - 17 Jan 2019 by CathB
Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB
Poa labillardierei (Common Tussock Grass, River Tussock Grass) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 16 Jan 2019 by CathB
Philoponella congregabilis (Social house spider) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Diphucrania sp. (genus) (Jewel beetle) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 11 Jan 2019 by CathB
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Lysimachia arvensis (Scarlet Pimpernel, Blue Pimpernel) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock, Swamp Dock) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Mount Painter - 8 Jan 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • Grassland Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • 29 Nov 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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