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Plecia sp. (genus)

Lovebug Fly at Acton, ACT

Plecia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020
Plecia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020
Plecia sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020
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Plecia sp. (genus) 23 Nov 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Plecia sp. (genus) 21 Nov 2020 TimL

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Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by TimL Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL Pseudoscorpiones sp. (order) (False Scorpion, Pseudoscorpion) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by WHall Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL Carphurini sp. (tribe) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL Pterygophorus cinctus (Ringed sawfly or Bottlebrush sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by TimL Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by Roger Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by TimL Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) 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 Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by TimL Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by TimL Archimantis latistyla (Stick Mantis, Large Brown Mantis) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger Urnisa guttulosa (Common Urnisa) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by Tim L Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by TimL Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by GlenGard Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by Tim L Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopoides) bituberculatus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by PeterA Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by Tim L Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by TimL Hemicistela discoidalis (Comb-clawed beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by Roger Ptilocnemus lemur (Feathered leg assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by Roger Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by Tim L Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by HelenCross Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by Tim L Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by Tim L Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2020 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2020 by TimL Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2020 by Alison Milton Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by TimL Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by TimL Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2020 by TimL Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by TimL Rhinaria granulosa (Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by TimL Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Cadmus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cadmus leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2019 by Tim L Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2019 by Tim L Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2019 by TimL Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2019 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2019 by Tim L Phoracantha synonyma (Longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2019 by TimL Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2019 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Oct 2019 by Tim L Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by Tim L Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by TimL Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by Tim L Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 27 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by Christine Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 by TimL Smicrocotis obscura (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2019 by Tim L Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 30 May 2019 by TimL
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by TimL
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Mar 2021 by TimL
Pseudoscorpiones sp. (order) (False Scorpion, Pseudoscorpion) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2021 by WHall
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2021 by WHall
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL
Carphurini sp. (tribe) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL
Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Pterygophorus cinctus (Ringed sawfly or Bottlebrush sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by TimL
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by Roger
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by TimL
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) 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
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by TimL
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2020 by TimL
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by TimL
Archimantis latistyla (Stick Mantis, Large Brown Mantis) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger
Urnisa guttulosa (Common Urnisa) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by Roger
Entomophthora sp. (genus) (Puppeteer Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2020 by TimL
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Nov 2020 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by Tim L
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by TimL
Xylocopa aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2020 by GlenGard
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by Tim L
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopoides) bituberculatus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by PeterA
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by TimL
Hemicistela discoidalis (Comb-clawed beetle) at Acton, ACT - 27 Oct 2020 by Roger
Ptilocnemus lemur (Feathered leg assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by Roger
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2020 by HelenCross
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2020 by Tim L
Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by Tim L
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Sep 2020 by PeterA
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 Sep 2020 by HelenCross
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2020 by TimL
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2020 by Alison Milton
Platybrachys sp. (genus) (A gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by TimL
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2020 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2020 by TimL
Stenocotis depressa (Gum bark leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by TimL
Rhinaria granulosa (Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2019 by TimL
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Cadmus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cadmus leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Megalyra sp. (genus) (Long-tailed wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2019 by Tim L
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2019 by TimL
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2019 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Nov 2019 by Tim L
Phoracantha synonyma (Longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 13 Nov 2019 by TimL
Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2019 by TimL
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2019 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 24 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Oct 2019 by TimL
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2019 by Tim L
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 27 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-tailed spiny ant) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jun 2019 by Christine
Chalcididae sp. (family) (Unidentified chalcid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jun 2019 by TimL
Smicrocotis obscura (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2019 by Tim L
Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 30 May 2019 by TimL

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 20 Nov 2020 02:14 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour

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