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Palirika decora

8 A beefly at Stromlo, ACT

Palirika decora at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Dec 2009
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Identification history

Palirika decora 6 Jun 2018 KimPullen
Palirika decora 5 Jun 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 14 May 2018 Harrisi

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Significant sighting

7 Jun 2018

This is the second record of this species on CNM. The ALA has only one other record from Central Queensland. This Beefly was only described in 2003 and is probably underreported, but this is certainly a rare record


Harrisi wrote:
   7 Jun 2018
Interesting Kim and Michael, only other record ALA has is deep in QLD!
KimPullen wrote:
   8 Jun 2018
Yes Stuart, the recorded distribution is hard to explain. As you say it is probably under-reported. Otherwise it really does have a disjunct distribution, or we are actually dealing with 2 species.
gregbaines wrote:
   8 Jun 2018
Great photo and yet another example of how Canberra Nature Map is adding to our understanding of the ACT's biodiversity.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 27 Dec 2009 10:54 AM Recorded on
  • Harrisi Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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