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Orthetrum caledonicum

Blue Skimmer at Acton, ACT

Orthetrum caledonicum at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022
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Orthetrum caledonicum 3 Apr 2022 HarveyPerkins
Orthetrum caledonicum 3 Apr 2022 AlisonMilton

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Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12 Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by TimL Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by TimL Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jun 2021 by TimL Dendroaeschna conspersa (Wide-faced Darner) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by Lindell Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by TimL Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by Roger Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by TimL Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL Archichauliodes (Riekochauliodes) guttiferus (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by Tim L Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by Tim L Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox
Asura lydia (Lydia Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by LD12
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Chlamydopteryx sidnicus (Issid Planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mordella dumbrelli (Dumbrell's Pintail Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by PeterA
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurymeloides bicincta (Gumtree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Cerdistus sp. (Yellow Slender Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ochetellus sp. (genus) (Black House Ant) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2021 by Roger
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by Roger
Pyrgotidae sp. (family) (A pyrgotid fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mealybug ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL
Oxychilus alliarius (Garlic Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2021 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jun 2021 by TimL
Dendroaeschna conspersa (Wide-faced Darner) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by Lindell
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by TimL
Appias paulina (Yellow albatross) at Acton, ACT - 7 Feb 2021 by Christine
Netelia sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2021 by Roger
Conocephalus upoluensis (Meadow Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL
Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by TimL
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted flower chafer) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by Roger
Idolothrips spectrum (Giant thrips) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2021 by TimL
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris (Elephant Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL
Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Acton, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by TimL
Pergagrapta polita (Sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by TimL
Archichauliodes (Riekochauliodes) guttiferus (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2021 by TimL
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by Tim L
Limax maximus (Leopard Slug, Great Grey Slug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by Tim L
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by Roger

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Feb 2022 02:44 PM Recorded on
  • AlisonMilton Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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