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Anostostoma opacum

8 Giant King Cricket at Monga, NSW

Anostostoma opacum at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022
Anostostoma opacum at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022
Anostostoma opacum at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022
Anostostoma opacum at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022
Anostostoma opacum at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Anostostoma opacum 14 Jan 2022 RogerF
Anostostoma opacum 11 Jan 2022 tpreston
Unidentified 10 Jan 2022 tpreston

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
15 Jan 2022

This is a rare species that is hardly ever seen, see:- https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:9d04fc4c-e8dc-4150-9e19-a1ee2183c5a1

User's notes

Cricket between 20-25mm found under small piece of wood.

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RogerF wrote:
   14 Jan 2022
This is a king cricket in the family Anostomatidae. I have a copy of an earlier record 4188259 that appears to have been deleted. I am not sure who identified it,. This a rare species and seldom seen and is not referred to in Rentz's book.

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Nearby sightings

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Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Monga, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by trevsci Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Monga, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by trevsci Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Inocybe sp. (Inocybe) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Cryptops sp. (genus) (Blind Scolopendroid Centipede) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston Falcunculus frontatus (Crested Shrike-tit) at Monga, NSW - 9 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Monga, NSW - 9 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Monga, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by trevsci
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Monga, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by trevsci
Amblyopone sp. (genus) (Slow ant) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Inocybe sp. (Inocybe) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Cryptops sp. (genus) (Blind Scolopendroid Centipede) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Lepturidea sp. (genus) (Comb-clawed beetle) at Monga, NSW - 10 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Falcunculus frontatus (Crested Shrike-tit) at Monga, NSW - 9 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway
Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at Monga, NSW - 9 Jan 2016 by RyuCallaway

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Jan 2022 01:29 PM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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