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Hydromys chrysogaster

1 Rakali or Water Rat at Acton, ACT

Hydromys chrysogaster at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2018
Hydromys chrysogaster at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2018
Hydromys chrysogaster at Acton, ACT - 12 Jun 2018
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Hydromys chrysogaster 13 Jun 2018 michaelb
Hydromys chrysogaster 12 Jun 2018 AlisonMilton

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I was surprised to find this water rat foraging in the national botanic gardens quite a distance from any creeks or rivers. The nearest water source was the pond at the rock gardens. After foraging for a while it then took refuge under the shrubbery.

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Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by TimL Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Hygrocybe sp. ‘red’ (A Waxcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by tpreston Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by TimL Mycena sp. at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb Lycoperdon perlatum at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL Lycoperdon perlatum at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by ebristow Nerthra sp. (genus) (Toad Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by Roger Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by TimL Anisorhynchodemus guttatus (Speckled flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Megastigmus (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by TimL Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by TimL Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth (Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA Bembix sp. 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(genus) (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by TimL Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by TimL Oligochaeta sp. (class) (Unidentified earthworm) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by PeterA Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall Epicoma melanospila (Black Spotted Epicoma) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb Cruria donowani (Crow or Donovan's Day Moth) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL Castiarina crenata (Crenata jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by TimL Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb Rivellia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2020 by Roger Mordella dumbrelli (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by TimL Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Archichauliodes (Riekochauliodes) guttiferus (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) at Acton, ACT - 23 Dec 2020 by Roger Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by TimL Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sulthicum (A solitary bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA Leioproctus (Leioproctus) amabilis (A plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA Euryglossa depressa at Acton, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by PeterA Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL Austrosciapus connexus (Green long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by WHall Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RodDeb Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by RodDeb Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by RodDeb Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by TimL Enicospilus CNM sp1 (An Ophioninae Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 25 Nov 2020 by Roger Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall Holoplatys lhotskyi (Queensland Ultraflat) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL Lepidoscia (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by Angus44 Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by rawshorty
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by TimL
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Hygrocybe sp. ‘red’ (A Waxcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by tpreston
Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by TimL
Mycena sp. at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Lycoperdon perlatum at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL
Lycoperdon perlatum at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross
Turdus merula (Common Blackbird) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by ebristow
Nerthra sp. (genus) (Toad Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by Roger
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by TimL
Anisorhynchodemus guttatus (Speckled flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Megastigmus (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by TimL
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2021 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth (Lepidoptera sp. unclassified ADULT moth) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Tammy
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Tammy
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by WHall
Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2021 by JohnBundock
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by TimL
Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Dispar compacta (Barred skipper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by TimL
Oligochaeta sp. (class) (Unidentified earthworm) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by PeterA
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by TimL
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall
Epicoma melanospila (Black Spotted Epicoma) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Cruria donowani (Crow or Donovan's Day Moth) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Porrostoma sp. (genus) (Lycid beetle, Net-winged beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL
Castiarina crenata (Crenata jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2020 by RodDeb
Rivellia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2020 by Roger
Mordella dumbrelli (Pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by TimL
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Archichauliodes (Riekochauliodes) guttiferus (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) at Acton, ACT - 23 Dec 2020 by Roger
Helpis minitabunda (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by TimL
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sulthicum (A solitary bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) amabilis (A plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Euryglossa depressa at Acton, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Austrosciapus connexus (Green long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by WHall
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by TimL
Enicospilus CNM sp1 (An Ophioninae Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 25 Nov 2020 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by WHall
Holoplatys lhotskyi (Queensland Ultraflat) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL
Lepidoscia (genus) (Unidentified cone case moth) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by Angus44
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by rawshorty

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 Jun 2018 02:45 PM Recorded on
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