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Home Insects Wasps (Hymenoptera, Apocrita) Social or paper-nest wasps (Vespidae, Polistinae & Vespinae)

Vespula germanica

Vespula germanica at - 28 May 2021
Vespula germanica at - 28 May 2021
Vespula germanica at - 28 May 2021
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Vespula germanica 7 Jun 2021 michaelb
Vespula germanica 7 Jun 2021 TimL

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Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Boagshoags Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) quadriceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by Roger Megachile ordinaria at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by Roger Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by MarkT Megachile sp. (Leafcutter, resin or mortar bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Roger Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Roger Amphirhoe decora (Decora Longicorn Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2023 by Roger Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by Tapirlord Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Roger Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Daptolestes sp. (genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2022 by Roger Hypertropha tortriciformis (A Gelechioid moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Cleora illustraria (A Geometer moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by RobParnell Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by MTranter Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2022 by AndrewCB Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by Teagan Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jun 2022 by HelenCross Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by Tammy Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by HelenCross Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Austalis pulchella (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by YellowButton Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by HelenBoronia Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Deinopis sp. (genus) (Net casting spider) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by Christine Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL mycenoid at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by Roger Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Boagshoags
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) quadriceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by Roger
Megachile ordinaria at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by Roger
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (Leafcutter, resin or mortar bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Roger
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Roger
Amphirhoe decora (Decora Longicorn Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2023 by Roger
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by Tapirlord
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Roger
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Daptolestes sp. (genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2022 by Roger
Hypertropha tortriciformis (A Gelechioid moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Cleora illustraria (A Geometer moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by RobParnell
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by MTranter
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2022 by AndrewCB
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by Teagan
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jun 2022 by HelenCross
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by Tammy
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Austalis pulchella (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by YellowButton
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by HelenBoronia
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Deinopis sp. (genus) (Net casting spider) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall
Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by Christine
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
mycenoid at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 May 2021 11:06 AM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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