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Anystidae (family)

Unidentified anystid mite at ANBG

Anystidae (family) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Anystidae (family) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Anystidae (family) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Anystidae (family) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
Anystidae (family) at ANBG - 18 Jun 2019
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Identification history

Anystidae (family) 26 Jun 2019 KimPullen
Acari sp. (informal subclass) 20 Jun 2019 michaelb
Acari sp. (informal subclass) 20 Jun 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 19 Jun 2019 TimL

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This active mite was less than 1mm in size and a bit of a challenge to photograph. It was sighted racing around a tree trunk like a red 'full stop' on steroids. It had a white dot on either side of its body immediately behind the head, which should help with identification.

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(genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by TimL Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by TimL Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2019 by HelenCross Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2018 by roymcd Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2016 by RWPurdie
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at ANBG - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at ANBG - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL
Nicodamidae sp. (family) (Red and Black Spider) at ANBG - 26 Mar 2021 by TimL
Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at ANBG - 19 Mar 2021 by TimL
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at ANBG - 19 Mar 2021 by TimL
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 3 Mar 2021 by TimL
Periclystus circuiter (Angular Wing Antlion) at ANBG - 26 Feb 2021 by TimL
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at ANBG - 12 Feb 2021 by TimL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Lagriini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified lagriine darkling beetle) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2021 by AlisonMilton
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at ANBG - 28 Oct 2020 by TimL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 18 Sep 2020 by Tim L
Araneus hamiltoni (Hamilton's Orb Weaver) at ANBG - 1 Sep 2020 by Roger
Steatoda capensis (South African cupboard spider) at ANBG - 1 Sep 2020 by Roger
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2020 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2020 by TimL
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2020 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 18 Aug 2020 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 18 Aug 2020 by TimL
Strepsicrates macropetana (Eucalyptus Leafroller) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2020 by Christine
Chironomidae sp. (family) (Midge) at ANBG - 11 Aug 2020 by TimL
Polyrhachis phryne (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 11 Aug 2020 by TimL
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis fickerti (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 4 Aug 2020 by TimL
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Daerlac nigricans (Ant Mimicking Seedbug) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by Tim L
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 28 Jul 2020 by TimL
Araneus sp. (genus) (Orb weaver) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2020 by TimL
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 24 Jun 2020 by TimL
Termitoidae sp. (informal group) (Unidentified termite) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Arasia mollicoma (Flat-white Jumping Spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 12 Jun 2020 by TimL
Bethylidae sp. (family) (Bethylid wasp) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Camponotus nigroaeneus (Sugar ant) at ANBG - 9 Jun 2020 by TimL
Laetiporus portentosus at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by Tim L
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at ANBG - 3 Jun 2020 by TimL
Servaea sp. (genus) (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at ANBG - 2 Jun 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 29 May 2020 by TimL
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at ANBG - 21 Feb 2020 by TimL
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 17 Jan 2020 by Tim L
Cixiidae sp. (family) (Cixiid planthopper) at ANBG - 13 Oct 2019 by TimL
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by TimL
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 20 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by Tim L
Euryopis sp. (genus) (An ant eating spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 10 Sep 2019 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 28 Aug 2019 by TimL
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at ANBG - 19 Aug 2019 by TimL
Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia stink bug) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL
Crepidomenus fulgidus (Click beetle) at ANBG - 16 Aug 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Aug 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 7 Aug 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at ANBG - 16 Jul 2019 by TimL
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at ANBG - 27 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL
Hyalarcta nigrescens (Ribbed Case Moth) at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL
Mutillidae sp. (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at ANBG - 26 Jun 2019 by TimL
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 20 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Polyrhachis sp. (genus) (A spiny ant) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Rhytidoponera tasmaniensis at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 14 Jun 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 25 May 2019 by TimL
Chelaner kiliani (Kilian's ant) at ANBG - 24 May 2019 by TimL
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at ANBG - 24 Apr 2019 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2019 by HelenCross
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton
Balta spuria (A Balta Cockroach) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2018 by AlisonMilton
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at ANBG - 18 Oct 2018 by Tim L
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL
Sarothrocrepis civica (An arboreal 'ground' beetle) at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 by TimL
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 by Alison Milton
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2018 by roymcd
Pomaderris intermedia (Golden pomaderris) at ANBG - 11 Sep 2016 by RWPurdie

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Jun 2019 12:48 PM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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