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Celaenia calotoides

Bird-dropping spider at Spence, ACT

Celaenia calotoides at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021
Celaenia calotoides at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021
Celaenia calotoides at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021
Celaenia calotoides at Spence, ACT - 9 Jun 2021
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Identification history

Celaenia calotoides 10 Jun 2021 michaelb
Unidentified 9 Jun 2021 Watermilli

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Author's notes

These prickly balls are attached (3 balls to each group; 2 groups) to the almond tree trunk by web strands. The balls are 4-5mm diameter and dark brown or grey. The prickles appear to be yellow. What are they?? I'm guessing they are invertebrate egg sacs ... maybe.

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Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Spence, ACT - 29 Apr 2021 by Watermilli
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Spence, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by Watermilli
Hippotion celerio (Vine Hawk Moth) at Spence, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Watermilli
Dasygnathus trituberculatus (Rhinoceros beetle) at Spence, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by Watermilli
Phallus rubicundus (A stinkhorn fungus) at Spence, ACT - 14 Apr 2020 by Watermilli
Cyathus sp. (A Bird's Nest Fungus) at Spence, ACT - 13 Apr 2020 by Watermilli
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Spence, ACT - 22 Mar 2020 by Watermilli
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Spence, ACT - 5 May 2019 by Watermilli
Isodontia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Grass-carrying wasp) at Spence, ACT - 7 Apr 2019 by Watermilli
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
Anonychomyrma sp. (genus) (Black Cocktail Ant) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Spence, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Spence, ACT - 3 Mar 2019 by Watermilli
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Spence, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 by Laserchemisty
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Spence, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 by Watermilli
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail) at Spence, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
Coreidae (family) (Coreid plant bug) at Spence, ACT - 3 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
Ectropis excursaria (Common Bark Moth) at Spence, ACT - 1 Jan 2019 by Watermilli
Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Spence, ACT - 3 Mar 2018 by Watermilli
Hypodoxa muscosaria (Textured Emerald) at Spence, ACT - 2 Feb 2018 by Watermilli
Todiramphus sanctus (Sacred Kingfisher) at Spence, ACT - 4 Oct 2016 by GeoffRobertson
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Spence, ACT - 19 Sep 2016 by GeoffRobertson
Pteropus poliocephalus (Grey-headed Flying Fox) at Spence, ACT - 19 Dec 2015 by Watermilli
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Spence, ACT - 20 Aug 2014 by Watermilli

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 9 Jun 2021 02:50 PM Recorded on
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