Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle at Acton, ACT

Chauliognathus lugubris at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021
Chauliognathus lugubris at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021
Chauliognathus lugubris at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021
Chauliognathus lugubris at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021
Chauliognathus lugubris at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021
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Chauliognathus lugubris 29 Nov 2021 michaelb
Chauliognathus lugubris 29 Nov 2021 TimL

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One of the many rabbles of this beetle, several layers deep, sighted on the handrails in ANBG's Rainforest Gully after recent rains.

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Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2023 by PeterA
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Eudonia cleodoralis (A Crambid moth) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2023 by Pirom
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by BenW
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2023 by patrickcox
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by patrickcox
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by patrickcox
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by patrickcox
Maratus watagansi (Rainforest Peacock Spider) at Acton, ACT - 30 Sep 2023 by patrickcox
Maratus watagansi (Rainforest Peacock Spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Sep 2023 by Harrisi
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jul 2023 by patrickcox
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 15 Jul 2023 by patrick25
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Acton, ACT - 18 May 2023 by HelenCross
Pachycephala olivacea (Olive Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2023 by TomW
Gerygone mouki (Brown Gerygone) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2023 by rawshorty
Prostheclina pallida (Orange jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2023 by HelenCross
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Stigmacros sp. (genus) (An Ant) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Temnosternus planiusculus (Longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by patrickcox
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2023 by regeraghty
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2023 by AlisonMilton
Orcus bilunulatus (Ladybird beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by Cristy1676
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Feb 2023 by JohnBundock
Arkys curtulus (Bird-dropping Arkys) at Acton, ACT - 25 Feb 2023 by patrickcox
Prostheclina amplior (Orange Jumping Spider) at Acton, ACT - 25 Feb 2023 by patrickcox
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Icerya purchasi (Cottony cushion scale) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) urbanum (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2023 by Roger
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Bobilla sp. (genus) (A Small field cricket) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Theridion pyramidale (Tangle-web spider) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz agaric (stem; gill colour unknown) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz agaric (stem; gill colour unknown) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz agaric (stem; gill colour unknown) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz agaric (stem; gill colour unknown) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Lepiota s.l. at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Stiphidion facetum (Hammock-web Spider) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Cnemospathidinae sp. (Sub-family) (Sun-fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by Thurstan
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by MTranter
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Ancita crocogaster (Longhorn or Longicorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Maratus watagansi (Rainforest Peacock Spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by Harrisi
Maratus watagansi (Rainforest Peacock Spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Maratus watagansi (Rainforest Peacock Spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Jalmenus evagoras (Imperial Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by Tapirlord
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by AJB
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2022 by Roger
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2022 by JohnBundock
Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Prostheclina amplior (Orange Jumping Spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
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
Prostheclina pallida (Orange jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Prostheclina sp (genus) (A jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
Molytria perplexa (Bark Cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by TimL
Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 19 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by TimL

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 28 Nov 2021 11:10 AM Recorded on
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  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour

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