Argonemertes australiensis

2 Australian land nemertean at Acton, ACT

Argonemertes australiensis at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021
Argonemertes australiensis at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021
Argonemertes australiensis at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021
Argonemertes australiensis at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021
Argonemertes australiensis at Acton, ACT - 25 Jul 2021
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Identification history

Argonemertes australiensis 31 Jul 2021 turb
Unidentified 31 Jul 2021 TimL

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User's notes

Possibly a Flatworm. The final image shows the underside. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting.

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turb wrote:
   31 Jul 2021
The rounded head end immediately suggests a nemertean, and on enlarging the image the patches of multiple eyes can be seen. When it comes to colour and pattern, the species is quite variable. The pinkish-brown colouration seen here is normal. If gently provoked, the nemertean may rapidly evert its long white proboscis which, when attached to the substratum, pulls the body to it - an escape reaction.

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Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
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Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by Christine
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
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Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by TimL
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Ceraon vitta (Treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Polistes sp. (genus) (Unidentified paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Asura cervicalis (Spotted Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Merophyas therina (a Tortrix Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Theridiidae (family) (Comb-footed spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Helpis sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bronze Jumping Spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Mordella sydneyana (Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-Blue) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Hortophora transmarina (Garden Orb Weaver) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Entiminae (subfamily) (Entimine weevil) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Plebs bradleyi (Enamelled spider) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Acroaspis sp. (genus) (Twig Spider) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by Cricket
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2021 by Roger
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Accipiter fasciatus (Brown Goshawk) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by GirtsO
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by GirtsO
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by PeterA

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  • 25 Jul 2021 11:19 AM Recorded on
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