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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at The Pinnacle

Austracantha minax at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019

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(Earth balls) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Naupactus leucoloma (White-fringed weevil) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at The Pinnacle - 10 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at The Pinnacle - 14 Feb 2020 by Alison Milton Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 24 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at The Pinnacle - 20 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at The Pinnacle - 5 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at The Pinnacle - 23 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling) at The Pinnacle - 23 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Chlorobapta frontalis (A flower scarab) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Polichne parvicauda (Short-tailed Polichne Katydid) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 7 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at The Pinnacle - 8 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at The Pinnacle - 8 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at The Pinnacle - 5 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Tabanidae sp. (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at The Pinnacle - 17 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at The Pinnacle - 22 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 22 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 4 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at The Pinnacle - 2 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at The Pinnacle - 2 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 21 May 2017 by Alison Milton Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 21 May 2017 by Alison Milton Polytrichaceae at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Rhizocarpon geographicum at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Lichen - crustose at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Grimmia sp. (A moss) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Triquetrella (A trailing moss) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 16 Aug 2014 by Alison Milton Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at The Pinnacle - 16 Apr 2014 by Alison Milton Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at The Pinnacle - 22 Sep 2013 by Alison Milton Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at The Pinnacle - 1 Sep 2013 by Alison Milton Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at The Pinnacle - 15 Sep 2012 by Alison Milton
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 6 May 2020 by DerekC
Diplodium sp. (A greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 6 May 2020 by DerekC
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 6 May 2020 by DerekC
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Bovista (A puffball) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Lichenomphalia chromacea (Yellow navel) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 24 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth (Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Eurema herla (Macleay's Grass Yellow, Pink Grass Yellow) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Naupactus leucoloma (White-fringed weevil) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Aloa marginata (Donovan's Tiger Moth) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at The Pinnacle - 7 Apr 2020 by Alison Milton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at The Pinnacle - 10 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at The Pinnacle - 14 Feb 2020 by Alison Milton
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at The Pinnacle - 24 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at The Pinnacle - 20 Oct 2019 by Alison Milton
Vombatus ursinus (Wombat) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at The Pinnacle - 28 Aug 2019 by Alison Milton
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf-curling spider) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 28 Mar 2019 by Alison Milton
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at The Pinnacle - 10 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at The Pinnacle - 5 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at The Pinnacle - 23 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Sturnus vulgaris (Common Starling) at The Pinnacle - 23 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue Eyes Lacewing) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Chlorobapta frontalis (A flower scarab) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at The Pinnacle - 20 Jan 2019 by Alison Milton
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Polichne parvicauda (Short-tailed Polichne Katydid) at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at The Pinnacle - 26 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 7 Oct 2018 by Alison Milton
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at The Pinnacle - 8 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at The Pinnacle - 8 Sep 2018 by Alison Milton
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at The Pinnacle - 5 Aug 2018 by Alison Milton
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at The Pinnacle - 22 Mar 2018 by Alison Milton
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Pollanisus viridipulverulentus (Satin-green Forester) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Tabanidae sp. (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Pyrrholaemus sagittata (Speckled Warbler) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Daphoenositta chrysoptera (Varied Sittella) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at The Pinnacle - 20 Nov 2017 by Alison Milton
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at The Pinnacle - 17 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton
Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at The Pinnacle - 22 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 22 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at The Pinnacle - 4 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at The Pinnacle - 2 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at The Pinnacle - 2 Aug 2017 by Alison Milton
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 21 May 2017 by Alison Milton
Diplodium laxum (Antelope greenhood) at The Pinnacle - 21 May 2017 by Alison Milton
Polytrichaceae at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Rhizocarpon geographicum at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Lichen - crustose at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Grimmia sp. (A moss) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Triquetrella (A trailing moss) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 25 Mar 2017 by Alison Milton
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at The Pinnacle - 16 Aug 2014 by Alison Milton
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at The Pinnacle - 16 Apr 2014 by Alison Milton
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at The Pinnacle - 22 Sep 2013 by Alison Milton
Pardalotus striatus (Striated Pardalote) at The Pinnacle - 1 Sep 2013 by Alison Milton
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at The Pinnacle - 15 Sep 2012 by Alison Milton

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • 28 Mar 2019 Recorded on
  • Alison Milton Recorded by

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