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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Symonston, ACT

Harpobittacus australis at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis 7 Oct 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Harpobittacus australis 7 Oct 2021 RodDeb

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User's notes

not sure what it was eating also saw another one flying in this area and another one earlier

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RodDeb wrote:
   7 Oct 2021
had trouble doing a name for this species, the steps are not listed and then the Latin name did not come up, had to add it as a suggested new species
RogerF wrote:
   7 Oct 2021
There are 11 species in the genus Harpobittacus. According to Edgar Riek they belong to two groups the australis and the nigiceps groups. The common species we see is in the australis group so its fine to call it H. australis until a definive key is available.
RodDeb wrote:
   7 Oct 2021
Hi Roger, thank you very much.
H. australis did not come up to choose when putting this sighting on, no names came up to choose from as the steps to choose were not there. Just thought I should let it be known so that hopefully it could be fixed for the next person who puts one on. Thank you, appreciate all the hard work you all do.

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Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Mike
Rumex acetosella (Sheep Sorrel) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Mike
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by Mike
Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by RodDeb
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by RodDeb
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by RodDeb
Parentucellia latifolia (Red Bartsia) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by RodDeb
Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Symonston, ACT - 6 Oct 2021 by RodDeb
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenJ
Austrotephritis sp. (genus) (Fruit fly or Seed fly) at Symonston, ACT - 7 May 2021 by AlisonMilton
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Corvus mellori (Little Raven) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Platycercus eximius (Eastern Rosella) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Symonston, ACT - 26 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Symonston, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Symonston, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by Christine
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Symonston, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Trichoglossus moluccanus (Rainbow Lorikeet) at Symonston, ACT - 17 Apr 2021 by BIrdsinCanberra
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Psaltoda moerens (Redeye cicada) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Symonston, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Linaria pelisseriana (Pelisser's Toadflax) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RobParnell
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Symonston, ACT - 9 Mar 2020 by JBrickhill
Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (African Olive) at Symonston, ACT - 28 Sep 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Feb 2017 by Mike
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Symonston, ACT - 8 Oct 2014 by Mike

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • 6 Oct 2021 01:40 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

Additional information

  • Eucalyptus Associated plant
  • not sure what it was eating Associated Insect
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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