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Cryptocheilus sp. (genus)

Spider wasp at Dunlop Grasslands

Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021
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Identification history

Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) 11 Apr 2021 KimPullen
Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) 9 Apr 2021 michaelb
Unidentified 8 Apr 2021 tpreston

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Author's notes

Wasp about 12mm, had a hole in the ground that it retreated to, i assume its nests, and did not fly but just crawled as though hunting through the grass and over the ground. Did not fly away even on approach.

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Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Peirates sp. (genus) (Yellow-spot Assassin Bug) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Melanozosteria dookiensis (Dookie woodland cockroach) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Dunlop Grasslands - 8 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Melanozosteria dookiensis (Dookie woodland cockroach) at Dunlop Grasslands - 18 Sep 2020 by tpreston
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Dunlop Grasslands - 30 Oct 2014 by ClubFED
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Dunlop Grasslands - 30 Oct 2014 by ClubFED
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Dunlop Grasslands - 28 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Dunlop Grasslands - 28 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen
Drosera sp. at Dunlop Grasslands - 28 Sep 2014 by AaronClausen

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Apr 2021 02:26 PM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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