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Notonectidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022
Notonectidae (family) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022
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Notonectidae (family) 9 Feb 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Notonectidae (family) 9 Feb 2022 AlisonMilton

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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 Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock 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 Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok 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 Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Acton, ACT - 17 Apr 2022 by TimL Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley 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 Deinopis sp. (genus) (Net casting spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by BenHarvey Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley 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 Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Entomyzon cyanotis (Blue-faced Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by Lewisc Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by Christine 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 Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by Birdy Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2021 by HelenCross 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 Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by sciencegal Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 24 May 2021 by KMcCue Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2021 by regeraghty Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2021 by dimageau 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 Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Apr 2021 by Harrisi 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 Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger 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 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 Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley Hylaeus (Euprosopis) elegans (Harlequin Bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross 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 Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by HelenCross Scaptia (Scaptia) auriflua (A flower-feeding march fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by HelenCross 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 Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by Cpiiroinen Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Plebs eburnus (Eastern bush orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by Roger Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by Roger Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by rawshorty Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Roger Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Diphucephala sp. (genus) (Green Scarab Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by WHall Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 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
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock
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
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
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
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Acton, ACT - 17 Apr 2022 by TimL
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley
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
Deinopis sp. (genus) (Net casting spider) at Acton, ACT - 16 Mar 2022 by BenHarvey
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
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
Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Entomyzon cyanotis (Blue-faced Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by Lewisc
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by Christine
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
Phalaenoides glycinae (Grapevine Moth) at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by Birdy
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Nov 2021 by HelenCross
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
Stenocotis sp. (genus) (A Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by sciencegal
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 24 May 2021 by KMcCue
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2021 by regeraghty
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Apr 2021 by dimageau
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
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Apr 2021 by Harrisi
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
Scolia (Discolia) verticalis (Yellow-headed hairy flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Mar 2021 by Roger
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
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
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Geron nigralis (Slender bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Hylaeus (Euprosopis) elegans (Harlequin Bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
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
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
Scaptia (Scaptia) auriflua (A flower-feeding march fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2021 by HelenCross
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
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by Cpiiroinen
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Eudynamys orientalis (Eastern Koel) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Plebs eburnus (Eastern bush orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2021 by WHall
Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by Roger
Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2020 by Roger
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2020 by rawshorty
Opisthoncus sexmaculatus (Six-marked jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by Roger
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Diphucephala sp. (genus) (Green Scarab Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by AlisonMilton
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by WHall
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2020 by WHall

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 Feb 2022 09:42 AM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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