Calperum ottei

A recently described pygmy cricket at Cook, ACT

Calperum ottei at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022
Calperum ottei at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022
Calperum ottei at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022
Calperum ottei at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022
Calperum ottei at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022
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Identification history

Calperum ottei 2 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Calperum ottei 27 Feb 2022 CathB

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User's notes

Four different individuals shown (the first two together in the third image), all female.

5 comments

   2 Mar 2022
Aranda Bushland is still the only recorded location of this cricket on CNM and I presume elsewhere
RogerF wrote:
   2 Mar 2022
According to Rentz only one species C. ottei
   2 Mar 2022
Thanks Roger - so only known location in the Canberra Nature Map region?
RogerF wrote:
   2 Mar 2022
Yes so far, but easily overlooked
CathB wrote:
   3 Mar 2022
I saw another four nearby a couple of days later. All three of the ones I managed to photograph were female. Too small and too quick to tell by eye. They are certainly common enough in this area.

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Plutella (genus) (Plutella Moths) at Belconnen, ACT - 17 Sep 2023 by CathB
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Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by CathB
Empididae sp. (family) (Dance fly) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by CathB
Melobasis obscurella (Obscurella jewel beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 10 Sep 2023 by CathB
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Sep 2023 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Belconnen, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Calliphoridae (family) (Unidentified blowfly) at Cook, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Cook, ACT - 7 Sep 2023 by CathB
Trigonidium (Balamara) albovittatum (Handsome trig) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Trigonidium australiana (Leaf running cricket) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by CathB
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Aug 2023 by CathB
Ceromitia leptosticta (A Fairy moth) at Cook, ACT - 15 May 2023 by CathB
Merophyas divulsana (Lucerne Leafroller) at Cook, ACT - 10 May 2023 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 10 May 2023 by CathB
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Cook, ACT - 27 Apr 2023 by CathB
Scopula (genus) (A wave moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave, Plantain Moth) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Calperum ottei (A recently described pygmy cricket) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by CathB
Argoctenus sp. (genus) (Wandering ghost spider) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Rivellia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2023 by CathB
Bobilla aff. victoriae at Mount Painter - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Calperum ottei (A recently described pygmy cricket) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Spilomelinae) at Cook, ACT - 28 Mar 2023 by CathB
Hamedius incarnatus (Broad-headed Bug) at Cook, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by CathB
Macrobathra (genus) (A cosmet moth) at Cook, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by CathB
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Cook, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by CathB
Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Cymbacha ocellata (Crab spider) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Cook, ACT - 29 Jan 2023 by CathB
Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023 by CathB
Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023 by CathB
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Cook, ACT - 24 Jan 2023 by CathB
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around spider) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2023 by CathB
Endotricha pyrosalis (A Pyralid moth) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2023 by CathB
Casbia pallens (Pale Casbia) at Cook, ACT - 23 Jan 2023 by CathB
Runcinia acuminata (Pointy Crab Spider) at Cook, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by CathB
Megachile (Hackeriapis) oblonga (A Megachild bee) at Cook, ACT - 19 Jan 2023 by CathB
Opodiphthera eucalypti (Emperor Gum Moth) at Cook, ACT - 17 Jan 2023 by CathB
Snellenia lineata (A concealer moth) at Cook, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by CathB
Nemophora sparsella (An Adelid Moth) at Cook, ACT - 16 Jan 2023 by CathB
Jalmenus icilius (Amethyst Hairstreak) at Cook, ACT - 14 Jan 2023 by Tammy
Lichenaula lichenea (Lichenaula lichenea) at Cook, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by CathB
Pollanisus (genus) (A Forester Moth) at Cook, ACT - 18 Dec 2022 by Tammy
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Cook, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by Chantal
Ligustrum lucidum (Large-leaved Privet) at Cook, ACT - 21 Oct 2022 by SarahHnatiuk
Plecoptera sp. (order) (Unidentified Stone fly) at Cook, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by CathB
Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Cook, ACT - 19 Sep 2022 by CathB
Dermocybe austroveneta (Green Skinhead) at Cook, ACT - 18 May 2022 by Tammy
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Cook, ACT - 18 May 2022 by Tammy
Acacia genistifolia (Early Wattle) at Cook, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by drakes
Symphyla (class) (Symphylan or garden centipede) at Cook, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by CathB
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by CathB
Nuliodon fishburni (Fishburn's Prowling Coastal Hunter) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by CathB
Tetrigidae (family) (Pygmy grasshopper) at Cook, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by CathB

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 26 Feb 2022 12:27 PM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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