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Ptilogyna sp. (genus)

A crane fly at Mount Painter

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Ptilogyna sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2019
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2019
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2019
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2019
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) at Mount Painter - 7 Apr 2019

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Sequence photographed over 3 minutes. In image 2, the beginning of the sequence, the female has not quite emerged from her pupal case (seen at bottom of photo) and the male is already waiting, but trying to avoid an attacking ant. As soon as she is clear, he attempts to mate, but ants get both of them and drag them away in different directions.

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Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 6 Jan 2020 by CathB
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Goniaea carinata (Black kneed gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 1 Dec 2019 by CathB
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Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) formosa (A Bristle fly) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
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Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Melophorus perthensis (Field furnace ant) at Mount Painter - 4 Oct 2019 by CathB
Maratus chrysomelas (Variable Peacock Spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Oct 2019 by CathB
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Mount Painter - 2 Oct 2019 by CathB
Tettigoniidae sp. (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Groundhopper or Pygmy grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Philagra sp. (genus) (A spittlebug) at Mount Painter - 20 Sep 2019 by CathB
Goniaea sp. (genus) (A gumleaf grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Araneus albotriangulus (White-triangle orb weaver) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Goniaea opomaloides (Mimetic Gumleaf Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2019 by CathB
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 3 Sep 2019 by CathB
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2019 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Aug 2019 by CathB
Miturga sp. (genus) (Unidentified False wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 21 Aug 2019 by CathB
Omoedus marginatus (Jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2019 by CathB
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Mount Painter - 16 Aug 2019 by CathB
Conicochernes sp. (Chernetid Pseudoscorpion) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 by CathB
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Mount Painter - 12 Aug 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • Mixed Gender
  • 6 Apr 2019 Recorded on
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