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2 Painted Buttonquail at Acton, ACT

Turnix varius at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021
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Turnix varius 13 Dec 2021 natureguy
Unidentified 13 Dec 2021 BenHarvey

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natureguy wrote:
   13 Dec 2021
A good find, even though there have been lots of records from many localities recently there are none I am aware of from the ANBG, although I know there have been seen on Black Mountain (not super recently though). They are not an easy species to connect with regardless.

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Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell Lasioglossum (Australictus) peraustrale (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Acton, ACT - 14 Oct 2022 by AlisonMilton Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by JanetRussell Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Sep 2022 by VanceLawrence Paropsisterna nigerrima (Leaf beetle, Button beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Sep 2022 by TimL Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 24 Aug 2022 by HelenCross Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by AlisonMilton Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by JohnBundock Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (subgenus) (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by Roger Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 17 Apr 2022 by TimL Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AJB Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AJB Calomela pallida (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by KMcCue Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by Roger Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) amiculinus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA Thereutria sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by JimL Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2021 by WHall Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2021 by HelenCross Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by KMcCue Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jul 2021 by RodDeb Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by JanetRussell Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by JanetRussell Mallada traviatus (Goldeneye Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by TimL zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jun 2021 by TimL Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by sciencegal Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by JohnBundock Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2021 by regeraghty Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by JanetRussell Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by dimageau Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by Roger Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by KarinNeufeld Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Christine Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Christine Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Megachile (Rhodomegachile) deani at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by PeterA Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by Roger Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by JanetRussell Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by JanetRussell Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb Helicoverpa punctigera (Native Budworm) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by WHall Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell
Lasioglossum (Australictus) peraustrale (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Acton, ACT - 14 Oct 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by JanetRussell
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Sep 2022 by VanceLawrence
Paropsisterna nigerrima (Leaf beetle, Button beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Sep 2022 by TimL
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 24 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Perga dorsalis (Steel-blue sawfly, spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by AlisonMilton
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (subgenus) (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by Roger
Melangyna sp. (genus) (Hover Fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by JohnBundock
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 17 Apr 2022 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AJB
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AJB
Calomela pallida (Leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by KMcCue
Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 17 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by Roger
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) amiculinus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Thereutria sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 26 Dec 2021 by JimL
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Dec 2021 by WHall
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2021 by HelenCross
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by KMcCue
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb
Oecophoridae (family) (Unidentified Oecophorid concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by RodDeb
Strepera graculina (Pied Currawong) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jul 2021 by RodDeb
Grimmia sp. (A moss) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by JanetRussell
Parmeliaceae (A lichen family) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by JanetRussell
Mallada traviatus (Goldeneye Lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2021 by TimL
zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jun 2021 by TimL
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by sciencegal
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by JohnBundock
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2021 by regeraghty
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by JanetRussell
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by dimageau
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by Roger
Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by KarinNeufeld
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Christine
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Christine
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Megachile (Rhodomegachile) deani at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by PeterA
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Adelium porcatum (Darkling Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Mar 2021 by AlisonMilton
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by Roger
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2021 by PeterA
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by JanetRussell
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 5 Mar 2021 by JanetRussell
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Heteropelma scaposum (Two-toned caterpillar parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Helicoverpa punctigera (Native Budworm) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by WHall
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Tachinidae (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall

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