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Porismus strigatus

2 Pied Lacewing at Watson, ACT

Porismus strigatus at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Porismus strigatus at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
Porismus strigatus at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2022
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Porismus strigatus 5 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Porismus strigatus 4 Mar 2022 Christine

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About 8 or 9 of them all on this one tree trunk at between 1 and 2 metres above the ground. Occasionally one would fly, looking like a pretty moth, appearing white with some black.

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RogerF wrote:
   4 Mar 2022
I think the males exhibit 'lekking' behaviour, see p 41 my book

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Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Muscidae (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Sylvicola dubius (Wood-gnat) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Stenolemus sp. (genus) (Thread-legged assassin bug) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Glycaspis sp. (genus) (Unidentified sugary lerp) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1 Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by abread111 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by abread111 Perca fluviatilis (Redfin) at Watson, ACT - 30 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Eucalyptus insect gall at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Potamogeton sp (cheesemanii or sulcatus) (Pondweed) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Westringia eremicola (Slender Western Rosemary) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Grevillea victoriae at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Geranium sp. (Geranium) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Polistes sp. (genus) (Unidentified paper wasp) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Juncus usitatus (Common Rush) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2023 by AniseStar Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Sapromyza brunneovittata (A lauxid fly) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Spoladea recurvalis (Beet Webworm) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Oedosmylus tasmaniensis (Lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Mantidae (family) (Egg case of praying mantis) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Hypoblemum scutulatum (A jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Crocidosema plebejana (Cotton Tipworm Moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Nematocera sp. (suborder) (Unidentified 'nematoceran' fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Culladia cuneiferellus (Crambinae moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Glyphipterix iometalla (A Sedge moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Pachyprosopis (Pachyprosopis) haematostoma (A bee) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf Curling Spider) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Opisthoncus nigrofemoratus (Black-thighed jumper) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Deroceras reticulatum (Grey Field Slug) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1 Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar Xanthocryptus novozealandicus (Lemon tree borer parasite wasp) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by AniseStar Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by abread111 Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by abread111 Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea (Argyle Apple) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jul 2022 by AniseStar Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jul 2022 by AniseStar Eucalyptus sp. (A Gum Tree) at Watson, ACT - 15 Jul 2022 by AniseStar Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by TomW Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 23 May 2021 by jbromilow50 Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 23 May 2021 by jbromilow50 Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 20 May 2021 by jbromilow50 Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by JaneR Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by WarrenRowland Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by WarrenRowland Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by Alison Milton Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Watson, ACT - 17 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel12345 Potamogeton cheesemanii (Pondweed) at Watson, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by JaneR Egeria densa (Dense Waterweed, Leafy Elodea) at Watson, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by JaneR Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by JaneR Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Little Black Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Syrphini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified syrphine hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Muscidae (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Sylvicola dubius (Wood-gnat) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Stenolemus sp. (genus) (Thread-legged assassin bug) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Cryptachaea veruculata (Diamondback comb-footed spider) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Glycaspis sp. (genus) (Unidentified sugary lerp) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Watson, ACT - 9 Aug 2023 by Hejor1
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by abread111
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jul 2023 by abread111
Perca fluviatilis (Redfin) at Watson, ACT - 30 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Eucalyptus insect gall at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Potamogeton sp (cheesemanii or sulcatus) (Pondweed) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Westringia eremicola (Slender Western Rosemary) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Grevillea victoriae at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Geranium sp. (Geranium) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Polistes sp. (genus) (Unidentified paper wasp) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Juncus usitatus (Common Rush) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 4 Jun 2023 by AniseStar
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Watson, ACT - 11 May 2023 by AniseStar
Gasteruption sp. (genus) (Gasteruptiid wasp) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Sapromyza brunneovittata (A lauxid fly) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 29 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Spoladea recurvalis (Beet Webworm) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Oedosmylus tasmaniensis (Lacewing) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Servaea incana (Hoary Servaea) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Mantidae (family) (Egg case of praying mantis) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Anzora unicolor (Grey Planthopper) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Hypoblemum scutulatum (A jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Crocidosema plebejana (Cotton Tipworm Moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Nematocera sp. (suborder) (Unidentified 'nematoceran' fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Psychodidae sp. (family) (Moth Fly, Drain Fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Thomisidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Crab spider or Flower spider) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Culladia cuneiferellus (Crambinae moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Glyphipterix iometalla (A Sedge moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Melangyna viridiceps (Hover fly) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Pachyprosopis (Pachyprosopis) haematostoma (A bee) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Trichiocercus sparshalli (Sparshall's Moth) at Watson, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Phonognatha graeffei (Leaf Curling Spider) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Opisthoncus nigrofemoratus (Black-thighed jumper) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Deroceras reticulatum (Grey Field Slug) at Watson, ACT - 23 Mar 2023 by Hejor1
Hepialidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Swift or Ghost Moth) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar
Xanthocryptus novozealandicus (Lemon tree borer parasite wasp) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar
Proteuxoa sanguinipuncta (Blood-spotted Noctuid) at Watson, ACT - 12 Mar 2023 by AniseStar
Gambusia holbrooki (Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2023 by AniseStar
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb
Gallinula tenebrosa (Dusky Moorhen) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 21 Feb 2023 by RodDeb
Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by abread111
Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Watson, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by abread111
Eucalyptus cinerea subsp. cinerea (Argyle Apple) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jul 2022 by AniseStar
Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gum) at Watson, ACT - 16 Jul 2022 by AniseStar
Eucalyptus sp. (A Gum Tree) at Watson, ACT - 15 Jul 2022 by AniseStar
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 21 Apr 2022 by TomW
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 23 May 2021 by jbromilow50
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 23 May 2021 by jbromilow50
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 20 May 2021 by jbromilow50
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by tom.tomward@gmail.com
Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat Sedge) at Watson, ACT - 11 Nov 2020 by JaneR
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by WarrenRowland
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by WarrenRowland
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton
Diplacodes bipunctata (Wandering Percher) at Watson, ACT - 21 Jan 2020 by AlisonMilton
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 20 Jan 2020 by Alison Milton
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard (Domestic Type)) at Watson, ACT - 17 Sep 2019 by AlisonMilton
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 6 Mar 2019 by Daniel12345
Potamogeton cheesemanii (Pondweed) at Watson, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by JaneR
Egeria densa (Dense Waterweed, Leafy Elodea) at Watson, ACT - 18 Feb 2019 by JaneR
Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water Plantain) at Watson, ACT - 27 Jan 2019 by JaneR
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris (Little Black Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Gallirallus philippensis (Buff-banded Rail) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Watson, ACT - 2 Oct 2018 by RodDeb

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Species information

  • Porismus strigatus Scientific name
  • Pied Lacewing Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 Mar 2022 04:28 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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