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Keyacris scurra

1 Key's Matchstick Grasshopper at Paddys River, ACT

Keyacris scurra at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
Keyacris scurra at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021
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Keyacris scurra 14 Dec 2021 RogerF
Keyacris scurra 14 Dec 2021 HelenCross

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RogerF wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
Very unusual to see at this time of year
HelenCross wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
When would you expect to see them? At the start of the season?
RogerF wrote:
   14 Dec 2021
March-April. Egg stage normally aestivates over summer. Will consult Michael Kearney who is researching them at Melbourne Uni.

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Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross Fossombronia sp. (genus) (A leafy liverwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Heliocosma genus (A Tortricid moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Castiarina crenata (Jewel beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Leioproctus (Leioproctus) alleynae at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross Portacosa cinerea (Grey wolf spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Mataeomera (genus) (A Scale Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 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 Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Fossombronia sp. (genus) (A leafy liverwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by HelenCross
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Heliocosma genus (A Tortricid moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Castiarina crenata (Jewel beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) alleynae at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2022 by HelenCross
Portacosa cinerea (Grey wolf spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Mataeomera (genus) (A Scale Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 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
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross
Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 14 Dec 2021 02:05 PM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

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  • Themeda grassland Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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