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Aprasia parapulchella

1 Pink-tailed Worm-lizard at Chapman, ACT

Aprasia parapulchella at Chapman, ACT - 28 Aug 2021
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Aprasia parapulchella 31 Aug 2021 wombey
Aprasia parapulchella 31 Aug 2021 milliekss

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Significant sighting

1 Sep 2021

Although there are quite a few records from Coolamon Ridge this location is 170m from the next nearest recorded location. @willo I assume the area was surveyed in the past - could this be a sign of local range expansion?

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WillO wrote:
   1 Sep 2021
Hi Michael - Yes this is a good record. In 2014 we mapped that location as moderate quality habitat. The area below the water ditch and fire break trail (ie near the houses) was surveyed and quite a few Aprasia were found along there. We did not survey upslope of the trail at this location so this is a good addition to the data set for Cooleman Ridge.
milliekss wrote:
   1 Sep 2021
I’m so glad it was useful. I promise not to turn too many rocks around there looking for more 😬
Millie
WillO wrote:
   1 Sep 2021
Thanks for reporting the record - they all help very much with building up important information on distribution and for identifying sites that might need greater protection. Yes, moving stones can be quite disturbing to the PTWL's as they have to manage to get back down that small burrow (in the ant nest under the stone). They come up to bask "under" the underside of the stone on sunny days in spring and early summer.
milliekss wrote:
   2 Sep 2021
Understood

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  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 28 Aug 2021 02:32 PM Recorded on
  • milliekss Recorded by

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