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Embioptera sp. (order)

Unidentified webspinner at Mount Painter

Embioptera sp. (order) at Mount Painter - 2 May 2021
Embioptera sp. (order) at Mount Painter - 2 May 2021
Embioptera sp. (order) at Mount Painter - 2 May 2021
Embioptera sp. (order) at Mount Painter - 2 May 2021
Embioptera sp. (order) at Mount Painter - 2 May 2021
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Identification history

Embioptera sp. (order) 4 May 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Embioptera sp. (order) 4 May 2021 CathB

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Author's notes

From the same area as sighting 4372778. I picked up the silk covered leaf from the base of a rock with webspinner tunnels shown in the last image. I put it on a nearby rock and watched the insect moving around inside its tunnels before it eventually emerged briefly for a photo and then retreated again.

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Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Mount Painter - 25 Apr 2021 by drakes
Hednota bivittella (Webworm) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2021 by drakes
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Mount Painter - 23 Feb 2021 by drakes
Embioptera sp. (order) (Unidentified webspinner) at Mount Painter - 20 Feb 2021 by CathB
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2021 by drakes
Cassinia quinquefaria (Cassinia) at Mount Painter - 9 Feb 2021 by drakes
Tetrigidae (family) (Groundhopper or Pygmy grasshopper) at Mount Painter - 6 Feb 2021 by CathB
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2020 by drakes
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2020 by drakes
Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Mount Painter - 25 Nov 2020 by drakes
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Mount Painter - 24 Nov 2020 by drakes
Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Vetch) at Mount Painter - 30 Oct 2020 by CathB
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Mount Painter - 13 Jun 2020 by CathB
Galium gaudichaudii subsp. gaudichaudii (Rough bedstraw) at Mount Painter - 8 Jun 2020 by CathB
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Mount Painter - 15 May 2020 by AlisonMilton
Achyra affinitalis (Cotton Web Spinner) at Mount Painter - 26 Feb 2019 by Alison Milton
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Mount Painter - 25 Aug 2017 by CathB
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Mount Painter - 30 Nov 2016 by rkwalks

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 May 2021 03:29 PM Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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