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Mycetophilidae (family)

3 A fungus gnat at Acton, ACT

Mycetophilidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020
Mycetophilidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020
Mycetophilidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020
Mycetophilidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020
Mycetophilidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 25 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Mycetophilidae (family) 8 Oct 2020 KimPullen
Mycetophilidae (family) 8 Oct 2020 KimPullen
Geranomyia sp. (genus) 29 Aug 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 27 Aug 2020 TimL

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Sighted on a cold morning on a bridge handrail adjacent to ANBG's Red Centre. The fly was active and moving about in this strange posture.

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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL Dictyochrysa fulva (Green Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Discobola sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Perenniporia ochroleuca at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) 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 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12 Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT Neosaropogon sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) flavoviridis (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by Roger Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord Yoyetta timothyi (Brown Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by Roger Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by Roger Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by TimL Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by HelenCross Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dictyochrysa fulva (Green Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Discobola sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) 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
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Neosaropogon sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) flavoviridis (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by Roger
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL
Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger
Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Yoyetta timothyi (Brown Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by Roger
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by Roger
Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by HelenCross
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 Aug 2020 10:49 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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