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Pentatomidae (family)

Shield or Stink bug at Acton, ACT

Pentatomidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 11 Dec 2018
Pentatomidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 11 Dec 2018
Pentatomidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 11 Dec 2018
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Identification history

Pentatomidae (family) 14 Dec 2018 KimPullen
Unidentified 14 Dec 2018 AlisonMilton

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One egg looked like it was about to open. Didn't notice this at the time. If I had I would probably stayed longer to see if it emerged.

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(genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Stenosmylus tenuis (Osmylid lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by TimL Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by TimL Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. 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(genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Acton, ACT - 18 Sep 2020 by TimL zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by Tim L Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by TimL Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by TimL Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Tamopsis fickerti (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Myrmecia fulvipes (Red-legged Toothless bull ant) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jul 2020 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jun 2022 by TimL
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at Acton, ACT - 13 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
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Ditropidus pulchellus (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by Christine
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cleogonini sp. (tribe) (Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by TimL
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Paropsisterna decolorata (A Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Passiflora cinnabarina (Red Passionflower) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL
Ledrinae sp. (subfamily) (A Flat-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Aug 2021 by TimL
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jul 2021 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jun 2021 by TimL
Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 May 2021 by TimL
Pergagrapta bella (A sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2021 by TimL
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2021 by TimL
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Acton, ACT - 18 Apr 2021 by TimL
Myrmarachne luctuosa (Polyrachis Ant Mimic Spider) at Acton, ACT - 18 Apr 2021 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL
Araneus ginninderranus (Dondale's Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by TimL
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by TimL
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by TimL
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by TimL
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Stenosmylus tenuis (Osmylid lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by TimL
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2021 by TimL
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Enicospilus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by TimL
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by TimL
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by TimL
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Ptomaphila lacrymosa (Carrion Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf Curling Spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by MattFox
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by TimL
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by Tim L
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 11 Dec 2020 by TimL
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Socca pustulosa (Knobbled Orbweaver) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by TimL
Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Acton, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by TimL
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Myrmarachne sp. (genus) (Unidentified Ant-mimic jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Acton, ACT - 18 Sep 2020 by TimL
zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by Tim L
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by TimL
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tharpyna campestrata (Country Crab Spider) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Euophryinae sp. (Mr Stripey) undescribed (Mr Stripey) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis fickerti (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Myrmecia fulvipes (Red-legged Toothless bull ant) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2020 by Alison Milton
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jul 2020 by TimL

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 11 Dec 2018 10:11 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

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  • Eggs Breeding behaviour

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