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Dolomedes sp. (genus)

1 Fishing spider at Hughes, ACT

Dolomedes sp. (genus) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2020
Dolomedes sp. (genus) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2020
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Identification history

Dolomedes sp. (genus) 9 Mar 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 13 Jan 2020 Ct1000

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This spider was seemingly drinking in the pond

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   10 Mar 2020
Water spiders hunt prey above and below teh water. They can stay submerged by using a trapped air bubble and their legs are well adapted to walking on water

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Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by KL Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by LisaH Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by LisaH Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Ct1000 Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL Senecio diaschides (Erect Groundsel) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by KL Spilosoma curvata (Crimson Tiger Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by Ct1000 Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2021 by KL Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Sep 2021 by KL Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2021 by Ct1000 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2021 by Ct1000 Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Ct1000 Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Ct1000 Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by KL Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Ct1000 Austrostipa bigeniculata (Kneed Speargrass) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by TomT Hypoblemum scutulatum (A jumping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by Ct1000 Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT Cotula australis (Common Cotula, Carrot Weed) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by LisaH Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by KL Spilosoma glatignyi (Black and White Tiger Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jul 2020 by LisaH Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jul 2020 by Ct1000 Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by JamWiRe Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jun 2020 by KL Omphacomeria acerba (Leafless Sour-bush) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jun 2020 by TomT Oxalis thompsoniae (Fluffy-fruit Wood-sorrel) at Hughes, ACT - 30 May 2020 by TomT Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF Phellinus sp. (non-resupinate) (A polypore) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2020 by jennyt Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Hughes, ACT - 9 May 2020 by TomT Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Apr 2020 by LisaH Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by LisaH Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by jennyt Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by jennyt Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by Ct1000 Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by LisaH Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by Ct1000 Phyllotocus navicularis (Nectar scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2020 by Ct1000 Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by Ct1000 Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by Ct1000 Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2020 by Ct1000 Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Feb 2020 by LisaH Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2020 by Ct1000 Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2020 by Ct1000 Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2020 by LisaH Podalonia tydei (Caterpillar-hunter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jan 2020 by LisaH Podalonia tydei (Caterpillar-hunter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jan 2020 by LisaH Lychas marmoreus (Little Marbled Scorpion) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by LisaH Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2019 by LisaH Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Dec 2019 by LisaH Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Dec 2019 by Ct1000 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Nov 2019 by LisaH Eusemocosma pruinosa (A Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by LisaH Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2019 by LisaH Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jul 2019 by LisaH Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jun 2019 by TomT Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2019 by KL zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Hughes, ACT - 16 May 2019 by LisaH Cotoneaster pannosus (Cotoneaster) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by TomT Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2018 by TomT Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by jennyt Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by jennyt Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by jennyt
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2022 by LisaH
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by KL
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by LisaH
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by LisaH
Stenarella victoriae (An ichneumon parasitic wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Ct1000
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2021 by KL
Senecio diaschides (Erect Groundsel) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by KL
Spilosoma curvata (Crimson Tiger Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by Ct1000
Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2021 by KL
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Sep 2021 by KL
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2021 by Ct1000
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2021 by Ct1000
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Ct1000
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Mar 2021 by Ct1000
Delta bicinctum (Potter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by KL
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying-fox) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Ct1000
Austrostipa bigeniculata (Kneed Speargrass) at Hughes, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by TomT
Hypoblemum scutulatum (A jumping spider) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by Ct1000
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT
Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Sep 2020 by TomT
Cotula australis (Common Cotula, Carrot Weed) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Aug 2020 by LisaH
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by KL
Spilosoma glatignyi (Black and White Tiger Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jul 2020 by LisaH
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jul 2020 by Ct1000
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by JamWiRe
Einadia nutans subsp. nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jun 2020 by KL
Omphacomeria acerba (Leafless Sour-bush) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jun 2020 by TomT
Oxalis thompsoniae (Fluffy-fruit Wood-sorrel) at Hughes, ACT - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 30 May 2020 by JackyF
Phellinus sp. (non-resupinate) (A polypore) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2020 by jennyt
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Hughes, ACT - 9 May 2020 by TomT
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Uresiphita ornithopteralis (Tree Lucerne Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by jennyt
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by jennyt
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Zygometis xanthogaster (Crab spider or Flower spider) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2020 by Ct1000
Phyllotocus navicularis (Nectar scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by LisaH
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Feb 2020 by LisaH
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Feb 2020 by Ct1000
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2020 by Ct1000
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2020 by LisaH
Podalonia tydei (Caterpillar-hunter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jan 2020 by LisaH
Podalonia tydei (Caterpillar-hunter wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jan 2020 by LisaH
Lychas marmoreus (Little Marbled Scorpion) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2019 by LisaH
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2019 by LisaH
Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Dec 2019 by LisaH
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Dec 2019 by Ct1000
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Nov 2019 by LisaH
Eusemocosma pruinosa (A Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by LisaH
Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jul 2019 by LisaH
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jun 2019 by TomT
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Hughes, ACT - 31 May 2019 by KL
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Hughes, ACT - 16 May 2019 by LisaH
Cotoneaster pannosus (Cotoneaster) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by TomT
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Dec 2018 by TomT
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by jennyt
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2018 by jennyt
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by jennyt

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Jan 2020 02:46 PM Recorded on
  • Ct1000 Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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