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Orb-weaving spider (several families)Celaenia excavata

1 Bird-dropping spider at Mount Painter

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Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019
Celaenia excavata at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2019

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Only 2 mm across, first seen dangling from an acacia branch. I couldn't make out its head at all at the time, but it can just be resolved in the photos.

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(genus) (Unidentified Metopochetus stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB Rhagionidae (A snipe fly) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by Tammy Bovista (A puffball) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 5 May 2020 by CathB Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Caliscelidae (family) (Caliscelid planthopper) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Storosa obscura (Dark Storosa) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB Platypezidae sp. (family) (Unidentified platypezid fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB Stenosmylus stenopterus (An Osmylid Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Mount Painter - 27 Dec 2019 by Tammy Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB 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 Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB Arsipoda sp. (genus) (Red-legged flea beetle) at Mount Painter - 17 Nov 2019 by CathB Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB Thynninae sp. (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Trigonidium sp. (genus) (A Sword-tail Cricket) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB Diomus notescens (Two-spotted ladybird) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Mount Painter - 14 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Painter - 7 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Drosera sp. at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Mount Painter - 6 Sep 2020 by CathB
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by dwise
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 2 Sep 2020 by CathB
Heteroscenes pallidus (Pallid Cuckoo) at Mount Painter - 1 Sep 2020 by Tammy
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 31 Aug 2020 by Tammy
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Painter - 30 Aug 2020 by Heino1
Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Riccia cartilaginosa (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Anthoceros agrestis at Mount Painter - 18 Aug 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Mount Painter - 13 Aug 2020 by CathB
Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 4 Aug 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Mount Painter - 30 Jul 2020 by Tammy
Riccia asprella at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Riccia sp. (Liverwort) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Eccremidium sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Micromus tasmaniae (Tasmanian Brown Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 23 Jul 2020 by CathB
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Juncus capitatus (Dwarf Rush) at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Phaeoceros sp. at Mount Painter - 10 Jul 2020 by CathB
Phaeohelotium succineoguttulatum at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1
Inocybe 'serrata complex' at Mount Painter - 29 Jun 2020 by Heino1
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Mount Painter - 28 Jun 2020 by drakes
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Phaeohelotium 'dark brown' at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Aleurina ferruginea at Mount Painter - 25 Jun 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Mount Painter - 24 Jun 2020 by CathB
Entosthodon sp. at Mount Painter - 22 Jun 2020 by CathB
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Mount Painter - 22 Jun 2020 by drakes
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at Mount Painter - 20 Jun 2020 by CathB
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Mount Painter - 7 Jun 2020 by Tammy
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Mount Painter - 6 Jun 2020 by Tammy
Ramaria capitata var. capitata (Pale cauliflower coral) at Mount Painter - 29 May 2020 by drakes
Amaranthus retroflexus (Redroot Amaranth) at Mount Painter - 27 May 2020 by CathB
Cortinarius sp. at Mount Painter - 25 May 2020 by Tammy
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Painter - 19 May 2020 by Tammy
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Strepsicrates (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Metopochetus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Metopochetus stilt fly) at Mount Painter - 17 May 2020 by CathB
Rhagionidae (A snipe fly) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by Tammy
Bovista (A puffball) at Mount Painter - 11 May 2020 by drakes
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Mount Painter - 5 May 2020 by CathB
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Caliscelidae (family) (Caliscelid planthopper) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Leptogaster sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Storosa obscura (Dark Storosa) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Salticidae sp. 'Golden palps' (Unidentified jumping spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Mount Painter - 4 May 2020 by CathB
Platypezidae sp. (family) (Unidentified platypezid fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Oecophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Tinea sp. (genus) (A fungus moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Mount Painter - 3 May 2020 by Tammy
Ceromitia (genus) (A Fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 28 Apr 2020 by Tammy
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Ceromitia leptostica (A fairy moth) at Mount Painter - 27 Apr 2020 by CathB
Chorista australis (Autumn scorpion fly) at Mount Painter - 23 Apr 2020 by CathB
Stenosmylus stenopterus (An Osmylid Lacewing) at Mount Painter - 22 Mar 2020 by CathB
Calperum sp. (genus) (A recently described genus of pygmy cricket) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Mount Painter - 20 Mar 2020 by CathB
Polyclonus atratus (A sawfly) at Mount Painter - 8 Mar 2020 by CathB
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Mount Painter - 27 Dec 2019 by Tammy
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 4 Dec 2019 by CathB
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Mount Painter - 27 Nov 2019 by CathB
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
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Mount Painter - 20 Nov 2019 by CathB
Arsipoda sp. (genus) (Red-legged flea beetle) at Mount Painter - 17 Nov 2019 by CathB
Bromus diandrus (Great Brome) at Mount Painter - 11 Nov 2019 by CathB
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Mount Painter - 10 Nov 2019 by CathB
Thynninae sp. (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Asilinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified asiline Robberfly) at Mount Painter - 6 Nov 2019 by CathB
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2019 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Trigonidium sp. (genus) (A Sword-tail Cricket) at Mount Painter - 29 Oct 2019 by CathB
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 28 Oct 2019 by CathB
Diomus notescens (Two-spotted ladybird) at Mount Painter - 24 Oct 2019 by CathB

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Less than 5mm Animal size (mm)
  • 6 Jun 2019 Recorded on
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