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Thrips excaeletus

1 A thrip at Stromlo, ACT

Thrips excaeletus at Stromlo, ACT - 20 Nov 2020
Thrips excaeletus at Stromlo, ACT - 20 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Thrips excaeletus 27 May 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 26 May 2021 Alice

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Significant sighting

27 May 2021

This is only the second time this species has been collected. It is described from a single specimen collected at Googong Dam.

User's notes

This record from Bluett's Block (aka Piney Ridge) represents the second only time this thrips has ever been collected. The images show features of head and thorax, and illustrates identifying structures.

6 comments

Alice wrote:
   26 May 2021
Sorry, forgot to put in species ID. For more information see
http://www.ento.csiro.au/thysanoptera/worldthrips.php
   26 May 2021
Thanks Alice - very exciting find what is the species?
Alice wrote:
   26 May 2021
I have now tried to add the species name that I was given! My mistake in omitting it. My colleague only imaged the head and thorax, but the rest is not diagnostic. You can only ID these with any certainty if you make a slide preparation. It was certainly an interesting find.
   31 May 2021
What size is this insect? I'm guessing it is very small and these images were taken with a microscope?
Alice wrote:
   1 Jun 2021
Michael
They are tiny, body length about 1.4 mm. You will find similar-looking thrips on garden flowers. The images are taken with a compound microscope set up with a camera and a programme with which you can take multiple images and stack them to give a comprehensive image.
Jean wrote:
   2 Jun 2021
An amazing structure for such a tiny creature. How lucky we are to be able to see it.

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Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Palaeosia undescribed species at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston Mallada traviatus (Goldeneye Lacewing) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley zz bolete at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by Kurt Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Palaeosia bicosta (Two-ribbed Footman) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf Curling Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by tpreston Chezala privatella (A Concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by George Austrostipa densiflora (Foxtail Speargrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by JaneR Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by AJB Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jul 2021 by Christine Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jul 2021 by Christine zz bolete at Stromlo, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by KMcCue Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Stromlo, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by SandraH Dichromodes atrosignata (Black-signed Heath Moth ) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Scolopendra laeta (Giant Centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged Centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jul 2020 by Kurt Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Sep 2019 by HelenCross Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Stromlo, ACT - 23 Jul 2018 by Christine Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by rawshorty Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by rawshorty Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by Christine Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine Dichromodes consignata (Signed Heath Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine Periscepta polysticta (Day moth, Mistletoe Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Cryptandra amara (Bitter Cryptandra) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Formicidae (family) (Unidentified ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Palaeosia undescribed species at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Stromlo, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by trevorpreston
Mallada traviatus (Goldeneye Lacewing) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
zz bolete at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by Kurt
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Palaeosia bicosta (Two-ribbed Footman) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf Curling Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Chezala privatella (A Concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Nov 2021 by George
Austrostipa densiflora (Foxtail Speargrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by JaneR
Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by AJB
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jul 2021 by Christine
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Stromlo, ACT - 3 Jul 2021 by Christine
zz bolete at Stromlo, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by KMcCue
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Stromlo, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by SandraH
Dichromodes atrosignata (Black-signed Heath Moth ) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Petrorhagia nanteuilii (Proliferous Pink, Childling Pink) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Scolopendra laeta (Giant Centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged Centipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by Christine
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jul 2020 by Kurt
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 May 2020 by MatthewFrawley
Morethia boulengeri (Boulenger's Skink) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Coccinellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified lady beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by Christine
Rhinodia rostraria (Necklace Geometrid) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine
Philobota undescribed species near arabella (A concealer moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Sep 2019 by Christine
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Sep 2019 by HelenCross
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Stromlo, ACT - 23 Jul 2018 by Christine
Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Stromlo, ACT - 28 Oct 2017 by rawshorty
Hylacola pyrrhopygia (Chestnut-rumped Heathwren) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by rawshorty
Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 Oct 2017 by Christine
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Dichromodes consignata (Signed Heath Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine
Periscepta polysticta (Day moth, Mistletoe Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Oct 2017 by Christine

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 20 Nov 2020 07:35 AM Recorded on
  • Alice Recorded by

Additional information

  • Leucopogon ericoides Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
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