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Elsothera funerea

4 Grim Reaper Pinwheel Snail at Black Mountain

Elsothera funerea at Black Mountain - 9 Mar 2021
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Elsothera funerea 10 Mar 2021 tpreston
Unidentified 9 Mar 2021 MattFox

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Significant sighting

tpreston noted:
15 Mar 2021

This is the first sighting of this local native species on CNM.

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tpreston wrote:
   9 Mar 2021
Great find! If I'd known you spotted this today I would've come over for a look. How big was it?
Do you mind if I post this pic in the snails of australia facebook group to get an ID from the experts?
MattFox wrote:
   10 Mar 2021
Sure thing! It was under that log you lifted up with the frogs etc. It was about 0.5-1cm, quite small.
tpreston wrote:
   10 Mar 2021
This is the first sighting of this native species on CNM. ID thanks to Michael Shea of Snails of Australia FB Page, and co-author of Australian Land Snails Vol 1 & 2
   22 Mar 2021
Question via Facebook about this sighting: "Why is it called the grim reaper? Is it carnivorous?"
tpreston wrote:
   22 Mar 2021
Yes, this snail is carnivorous, often preying on other snails.

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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Black Mountain - 4 May 2021 by tpreston
Conocephalomima barameda (Barameda) at Black Mountain - 8 Mar 2021 by MattFox
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Black Mountain - 27 Feb 2021 by Harrisi
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
zz bolete at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Black Mountain - 25 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Black Mountain - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Black Mountain - 11 Dec 2020 by tpreston
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 24 Nov 2020 by RWPurdie
Stylidium despectum (Small trigger plant) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Centrolepis strigosa (Hairy centrolepis) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Black Mountain - 13 Aug 2020 by tpreston
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Black Mountain - 29 Jul 2020 by tpreston
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 18 Jul 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Black Mountain - 18 Jul 2020 by HarveyPerkins
Pycnoporus sp. (Scarlet Bracket) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Eriophora sp. (genus) (Garden orb weaver) at Black Mountain - 4 Apr 2020 by tpreston
Stylidium despectum (Small trigger plant) at Black Mountain - 1 Oct 2019 by RWPurdie
Centrolepis strigosa (Hairy centrolepis) at Black Mountain - 1 Oct 2019 by RWPurdie
Isotoma fluviatilis subsp. australis (Swamp Isotome) at Black Mountain - 15 Nov 2018 by RWPurdie
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Black Mountain - 2 Jan 2017 by RWPurdie
Riccia duplex var. megaspora at Black Mountain - 2 Jan 2017 by RWPurdie
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Soliva sessilis (Jo-jo, Bindyi, Lawn Burweed) at Black Mountain - 4 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Eleocharis atricha (Tuber spikerush) at Black Mountain - 19 Nov 2016 by RWPurdie
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2016 by kotch
Stylidium graminifolium (Grass Triggerplant) at Black Mountain - 23 Nov 2015 by sybilfree
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Black Mountain - 17 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Black Mountain - 17 Feb 2015 by RWPurdie
Stylidium despectum (Small trigger plant) at Black Mountain - 21 Oct 2014 by RWPurdie

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2021 10:54 AM Recorded on
  • MattFox Recorded by

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