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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Paddys River, ACT

Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis 14 Dec 2021 RogerF
Harpobittacus australis 14 Dec 2021 HelenCross

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4 comments

RogerF wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
Male bearing a nuptual gift
RogerF wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
HelenCross wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
Ah - I was wondering why they hang on to them!
HelenCross wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
He mustn't be having much luck - the bee is looking a bit old :)

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Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Psychidae (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Psychidae (family) (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 14 Dec 2021 01:34 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

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  • Apis mellifera Associated Insect
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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