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Unidentified aphid at Hughes, ACT

Aphididae (family) at Hughes, ACT - 16 May 2020
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Identification history

Aphididae (family) 23 May 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 16 May 2020 ruthkerruish

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Possibly cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii). Similar black aphids have been found in very large numbers in NSW on the noxious weed Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) causing the death of plants.

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Eucalyptus leucoxylon (Yellow Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 21 May 2021 by Tapirlord Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (African Olive) at Hughes, ACT - 21 May 2021 by Tapirlord Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis (Wall Fumitory) at Hughes, ACT - 1 May 2021 by Tapirlord Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by ruthkerruish Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord Ligustrum sinense (Small-leaved Privet) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord Pisolithus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish Aira elegantissima (Delicate Hairgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish Delena cancerides (Social Huntsman Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Dec 2020 by ruthkerruish Dictyotus conspicuus (A shield or stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2020 by ruthkerruish Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by ruthkerruish Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Sep 2020 by ruthkerruish Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish Lepidium africanum at Hughes, ACT - 26 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jul 2020 by ruthkerruish Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish Tortricinae sp. (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish Tagetes erecta (Mexican Marigold) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish Solanum nigrum (Black-berry Nightshade) at Hughes, ACT - 18 May 2020 by ruthkerruish Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by ruthkerruish Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2020 by ruthkerruish Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2020 by ruthkerruish Eriococcus coriaceus (Gumtree Scale) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Nov 2019 by ruthkerruish Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Nov 2019 by ruthkerruish Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by mcleana Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Aug 2019 by ruthkerruish Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jul 2019 by ruthkerruish Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish zz puffball at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish Brachyscome multifida (Cut-leaf Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish Eleusine tristachya (Goose Grass, Crab Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish Tenebrionidae (family) (Darkling beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish Pterohelaeus piceus (Pie-dish beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by roymcd Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by roymcd Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish Pulvinaria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Pulvinaria scale insect) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Oct 2018 by roymcd Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by roymcd Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Sep 2018 by roymcd Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Sep 2018 by ruthkerruish Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Jul 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 4 May 2018 by ruthkerruish Oecophorinae (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Cynodon dactylon (Couch grass) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish Rust fungus at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catsear) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish Lolium perenne (Perennial Ryegrass) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Gelatinous, on wood – genus uncertain at Hughes, ACT - 17 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 17 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Trifolium arvense var. arvense (Haresfoot Clover) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish Medicago polymorpha (Burr Medic) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish Grevillea diminuta at Hughes, ACT - 14 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus leucoxylon (Yellow Gum) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord
Paropsisterna sp. (genus) (A leaf beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 21 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (African Olive) at Hughes, ACT - 21 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Asparagus officinalis (Asparagus) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Marrubium vulgare (Horehound) at Hughes, ACT - 8 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Fumaria muralis subsp. muralis (Wall Fumitory) at Hughes, ACT - 1 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Cormocephalus sp.(genus) (Scolopendrid Centipede) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by ruthkerruish
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Ligustrum sinense (Small-leaved Privet) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by Tapirlord
Pisolithus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 31 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish
Aira elegantissima (Delicate Hairgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Jan 2021 by ruthkerruish
Delena cancerides (Social Huntsman Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Dec 2020 by ruthkerruish
Dictyotus conspicuus (A shield or stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Cicadettini sp. (tribe) (Cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye Cicada) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2020 by Tapirlord
Belenois java (Caper White) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Oct 2020 by ruthkerruish
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by ruthkerruish
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Sep 2020 by ruthkerruish
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish
Lepidium africanum at Hughes, ACT - 26 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Aug 2020 by ruthkerruish
Calyptorhynchus funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Jul 2020 by ruthkerruish
Fumaria sp. (Fumitory) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish
Tortricinae sp. (subfamily) (A tortrix moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish
Tagetes erecta (Mexican Marigold) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Jun 2020 by ruthkerruish
Solanum nigrum (Black-berry Nightshade) at Hughes, ACT - 18 May 2020 by ruthkerruish
Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish
Einadia nutans (Climbing Saltbush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish
Ehrharta erecta (Panic Veldtgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Mar 2020 by ruthkerruish
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 5 Mar 2020 by ruthkerruish
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Feb 2020 by ruthkerruish
Eriococcus coriaceus (Gumtree Scale) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Nov 2019 by ruthkerruish
Olbonoma triptycha (Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Nov 2019 by ruthkerruish
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by mcleana
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Aug 2019 by ruthkerruish
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jul 2019 by ruthkerruish
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar, Poroporo Fruit Borer) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
zz puffball at Hughes, ACT - 8 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
Brachyscome multifida (Cut-leaf Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish
Eleusine tristachya (Goose Grass, Crab Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish
Drymaplaneta communis (Eastern Wood Runner) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Feb 2019 by ruthkerruish
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Portulaca oleracea (Pigweed, Purslane) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Scleroderma sp. (Earth balls) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Tenebrionidae (family) (Darkling beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Dec 2018 by ruthkerruish
Pterohelaeus piceus (Pie-dish beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish
Threskiornis molucca (Australian White Ibis) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by roymcd
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 by roymcd
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish
Pulvinaria sp. (genus) (Unidentified Pulvinaria scale insect) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-anther Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by ruthkerruish
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Oct 2018 by roymcd
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Oct 2018 by roymcd
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Sep 2018 by roymcd
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Sep 2018 by ruthkerruish
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Jul 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 4 May 2018 by ruthkerruish
Oecophorinae (subfamily) (Unidentified Oecophorinae concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Pseudococcidae sp. (family) (A mealybug) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Cynodon dactylon (Couch grass) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
Rust fungus at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Malva parviflora (Small-flowered Mallow) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Jan 2018 by ruthkerruish
Hypochaeris glabra (Smooth Catsear) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Lolium perenne (Perennial Ryegrass) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Gelatinous, on wood – genus uncertain at Hughes, ACT - 17 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes, ACT - 17 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Trifolium arvense var. arvense (Haresfoot Clover) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Iris pseudacorus (Yellow Flag) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Dodonaea viscosa (Hop Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Medicago polymorpha (Burr Medic) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Ipheion uniflorum (Spring Star-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2017 by ruthkerruish
Columba livia (Rock Dove) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Grevillea diminuta at Hughes, ACT - 14 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 16 May 2020 12:45 PM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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