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Austracantha minax

Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider at Paddys River, ACT

Austracantha minax at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022
Austracantha minax at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022
Austracantha minax at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022
Austracantha minax at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022
Austracantha minax at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Austracantha minax 5 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Austracantha minax 5 Mar 2022 HelenCross

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Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross
Perginae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified pergine sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Suhpalacsa sp. (genus) (Owlfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Geitoneura klugii (Klug's Xenica / Marbled Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Backobourkia sp. (genus) (An orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by HelenCross
Siphanta sp. (genus) (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by HelenCross
Microseris walteri (Murnong, Yam Daisy) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Keyacris scurra (Key's Matchstick Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Ephemeroptera (order) (Unidentified Mayfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by HelenCross
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Sep 2021 by HelenCross

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Mar 2022 11:56 AM Recorded on
  • HelenCross Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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