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Tachysphex sp. (genus)

Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp at Acton, ACT

Tachysphex sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021
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Tachysphex sp. (genus) 29 Nov 2021 Birdy
Tachysphex sp. (genus) 29 Nov 2021 Roger

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Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by MTranter Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by roman_soroka Lasioglossum sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by TimL Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL Omyta centrolineata (Centreline Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by TimL Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) eburnea (A Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by TimL Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Sep 2022 by TimL Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2022 by TimL Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2022 by TimL Eurypella tasmaniensis (Eurypella tasmaniensis) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Cheiracanthium sp. (genus) (Unidentified Slender Sac Spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12 Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by MTranter
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by roman_soroka
Lasioglossum sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Omyta centrolineata (Centreline Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by TimL
Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) eburnea (A Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by TimL
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Sep 2022 by TimL
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2022 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2022 by TimL
Eurypella tasmaniensis (Eurypella tasmaniensis) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Cheiracanthium sp. (genus) (Unidentified Slender Sac Spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL

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Species information

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 29 Nov 2021 10:13 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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