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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Forde, ACT

Harpobittacus australis at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis 9 Nov 2020 RogerF
Harpobittacus australis 9 Nov 2020 kasiaaus

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I recorded identical behaviour a couple of days earlier.

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RogerF wrote:
   9 Nov 2020
the male is bearing the nuptial gift

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Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Forde, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by trevsci Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Lasiopsylla rotundipennis (Yellowbox lerp) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Creiis costatus (A lerp of eucalypts) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by YumiCallaway Eboo sp. (genus) (Eboo leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Creiis costatus (A lerp of eucalypts) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Imma acosma (Imma acosma) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus Coenagrionidae sp. (family) (Unidentified damselfly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch Libellulidae (family) (A dragonfly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by galah681 Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Forde, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Forde, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Forde, ACT - 18 Sep 2021 by trevsci
Dicranolaius villosus (Melyrid flower beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Lasiopsylla rotundipennis (Yellowbox lerp) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Creiis costatus (A lerp of eucalypts) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by YumiCallaway
Eboo sp. (genus) (Eboo leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Chrysomelidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Leaf Beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Creiis costatus (A lerp of eucalypts) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Dytiscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified diving beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch
Trachymela sp. (genus) (Brown button beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Paropsini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified paropsine leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Imma acosma (Imma acosma) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by kasiaaus
Coenagrionidae sp. (family) (Unidentified damselfly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch
Libellulidae (family) (A dragonfly) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by Waterwatch
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Forde, ACT - 7 Nov 2020 by galah681
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Forde, ACT - 6 Nov 2020 by AlisonMilton
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Forde, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Forde, ACT - 1 Aug 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Nov 2020 03:21 PM Recorded on
  • kasiaaus Recorded by

Additional information

  • Crane fly caught as a gift for a female Associated Insect
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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