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Tachyglossus aculeatus

Short-beaked Echidna at Acton, ACT

Tachyglossus aculeatus at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
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Identification history

Tachyglossus aculeatus 24 Jan 2018 michaelb
Tachyglossus aculeatus 24 Jan 2018 AlisonMilton

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I've been up to the collared sparrowhawk nest three times this week and each time seen an echidna in the area but this was the first time I saw two. The one on Monday seemed to be a lighter colour, smaller and perhaps younger (also a bit further south).

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Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Dictyochrysa fulva (Green Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Discobola sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Austropaxillus sp. at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Perenniporia ochroleuca at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Riccardoella oudemansi (White Slug Mite) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Acton, ACT - 22 Mar 2022 by TimL Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12 Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by TimL Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Neosaropogon sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Calomela pallida (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL Laxta granicollis (Common bark or trilobite cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2020 by TimL Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by TimL Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 13 Sep 2020 by TimL Mycetophilidae (family) (A fungus gnat) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Trogoderma sp. (genus) (Dermestid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Aug 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Acton, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by SamC_ Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 15 May 2018 by RodDeb Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 30 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by roymcd Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by AlisonMilton Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by RodDeb Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by RodDeb Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Alison Milton
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Dictyochrysa fulva (Green Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Discobola sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Austropaxillus sp. at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Riccardoella oudemansi (White Slug Mite) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL
Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Acton, ACT - 22 Mar 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12
Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Neosaropogon sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Calomela pallida (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL
Laxta granicollis (Common bark or trilobite cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2020 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 23 Oct 2020 by TimL
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 13 Sep 2020 by TimL
Mycetophilidae (family) (A fungus gnat) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Trogoderma sp. (genus) (Dermestid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Acton, ACT - 16 Oct 2019 by SamC_
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 15 May 2018 by RodDeb
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 30 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by AlisonMilton
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by RodDeb
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2017 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jun 2017 by Alison Milton

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 2 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2018 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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