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Ochetellus sp. (genus)

Black House Ant at Acton, ACT

Ochetellus sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
Ochetellus sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
Ochetellus sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
Ochetellus sp. (genus) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Ochetellus sp. (genus) 7 Dec 2021 JonLewis
Unidentified 7 Dec 2021 TimL

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Sighted emerging from a handrail adjacent to ANBG's Red Centre. It was noticeable that several of the worker ants had red mites attached to their legs. These are shown in following sighting 4411613. Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting of the ants.

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(genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Cerdistus sp. 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(genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL Turneromyia sp. 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Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 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 - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dictyochrysa fulva (Green Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Discobola sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Monomachus antipodalis (A parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 13 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
Riccardoella oudemansi (White Slug Mite) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 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
Acraea andromacha (Glasswing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
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
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
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) clavatus (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by TimL
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
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Stenocotis depressa (Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
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
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 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
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Neosaropogon sp. (genus) (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by TimL
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Heteropsilopus sp. (genus) (A long legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Callibracon capitator (White Flank Black Braconid Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger
Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) flavoviridis (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021 by Roger
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jun 2021 by TimL
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Apr 2021 by TimL
Perga sp. (genus) (Sawfly or Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by TimL
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Feb 2021 by WHall
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger
Chrysonoma fascialis (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2020 by TimL
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 20 Dec 2020 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by TimL
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2020 by Tapirlord
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta denisoni (Black Firetail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2020 by TimL
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2020 by Roger
Mutillidae (family) (Unidentified 'velvet ant') at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2020 by TimL
Yoyetta sp. (genus) (Firetail or Ambertail Cicada) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2020 by TimL
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by HelenCross

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2021 12:16 PM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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