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Yellow-headed Blowfly at Kosciuszko National Park

Amenia leonina group (albomaculata-leonina species group) at Kosciuszko National Park - 7 Feb 2019

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jgl wrote:
   10 Feb 2019
Definitely Amenia, leonina group (A. leonina & A. albomaculata complex). Postorbit pollinosity is not visible medially; presence or absence of submedial submarginal bristles on T3 can't be determined from photo; angle of dorsal abdominal setulae also can't be determined from photo. Head *appears* wide enough to assign A. albomaculata, but this is still ambiguous given the angle a view. There's no records (ANIC; Colless, 1998) for any species in this group occurring is the southern NSW subalpine region, though A. albomaculata is found in the New England region (which may be also classed as subalpine woodland?). I can find no records of A. leonina itself occurring at this high elevation. Amenia chrysame is known from the southern alps, but it is distinctly different. I'd recommend adding a species entry for "Amenia leonina group (albomaculata-leonina species group)", though this is probably A. albomaculata. May also warrant a 'significant sighting'?

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 6 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

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