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Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Stromlo, ACT

Austracantha minax at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Austracantha minax at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Austracantha minax at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
Austracantha minax at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
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Austracantha minax 15 Jan 2022 michaelb
Austracantha minax 14 Jan 2022 trevorpreston

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Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by Harrisi Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Christine Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Sep 2022 by Ned_Johnston Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Box-leaf Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Aug 2022 by Kurt Pseudofoenus sp. (genus) (Unidentified bee-parasite wasp, burrowing bee parasite wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Aug 2022 by Harrisi Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by Harrisi Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Kenp12 Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Harrisi Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Harrisi Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by Harrisi Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by Harrisi Lichen - foliose at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Collema glaucophthalmum (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Parmeliaceae sp. (family) (A lichen family) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Nidula niveotomentosa (A birds-nest fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Aleurina ferruginea (Fleshy Cup Fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Cheilymenia spp. at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Calocera sp. (A stagshorn fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Triquetrella (A trailing moss) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Coltricia sp. at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Nidula niveotomentosa (A birds-nest fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Cheilymenia spp. at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Thysanothecium scutellatum (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Aleurina ferruginea (Fleshy Cup Fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Usnea sp. (Bearded lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jun 2022 by Harrisi Chiloscyphus sp. at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by Christine Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley Paratettix australis (A pygmy grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by tpreston Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by tpreston Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by tpreston Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by tpreston Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Aporocera (Aporocera) scabrosa (Leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston Eragrostis trachycarpa (Rough-grain Lovegrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by Kenp12 Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paederus sp. (genus) (Whiplash rove beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna agricola (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Pentatomoidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Cassytha sp. (Dodder) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Aedes sp. (genus) (Mosquito) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Arcyria sp. (A slime mould) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Stemonitales at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Pedois (genus) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston Arcyria sp. (A slime mould) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Chrysopogon muelleri (Robber fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Setaria sp. (Pigeon Grass) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Avena sp. (Wild Oats) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Stromlo, ACT - 29 Sep 2022 by Harrisi
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Stromlo, ACT - 26 Sep 2022 by Christine
Gompholobium huegelii (Pale Wedge Pea) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Sep 2022 by Ned_Johnston
Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Box-leaf Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Aug 2022 by Kurt
Pseudofoenus sp. (genus) (Unidentified bee-parasite wasp, burrowing bee parasite wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 22 Aug 2022 by Harrisi
Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by Harrisi
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Kenp12
Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Harrisi
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Jul 2022 by Harrisi
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by Harrisi
Pyrrholaemus sagittatus (Speckled Warbler) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jul 2022 by Harrisi
Lichen - foliose at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Collema glaucophthalmum (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Parmeliaceae sp. (family) (A lichen family) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Nidula niveotomentosa (A birds-nest fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Aleurina ferruginea (Fleshy Cup Fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Cheilymenia spp. at Stromlo, ACT - 8 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Calocera sp. (A stagshorn fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Triquetrella (A trailing moss) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Coltricia sp. at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Nidula niveotomentosa (A birds-nest fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Cheilymenia spp. at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Thysanothecium scutellatum (A lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Aleurina ferruginea (Fleshy Cup Fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Usnea sp. (Bearded lichen) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Jul 2022 by trevorpreston
Petroica boodang (Scarlet Robin) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jun 2022 by Harrisi
Chiloscyphus sp. at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Stromlo, ACT - 16 Jun 2022 by trevorpreston
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Stromlo, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by Christine
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Stromlo, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Paratettix australis (A pygmy grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Paropsis obsoleta (Leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Stromlo, ACT - 2 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Aporocera (Aporocera) scabrosa (Leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 27 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston
Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Eragrostis trachycarpa (Rough-grain Lovegrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Stromlo, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by Kenp12
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paederus sp. (genus) (Whiplash rove beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Eragrostis cilianensis (Stinkgrass) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna agricola (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Pentatomoidea (superfamily) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Anestia (genus) (A tiger moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Cassytha sp. (Dodder) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Aedes sp. (genus) (Mosquito) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Arcyria sp. (A slime mould) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Stemonitales at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Pedois (genus) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston
Arcyria sp. (A slime mould) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Chrysopogon muelleri (Robber fly) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Setaria sp. (Pigeon Grass) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Macrotona australis (Common Macrotona Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by trevorpreston
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Avena sp. (Wild Oats) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Brachyexarna lobipennis (Stripewinged meadow grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Verbascum virgatum (Green Mullein) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Stromlo, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by tpreston

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 14 Jan 2022 11:40 AM Recorded on
  • trevorpreston Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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