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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Paddys River, ACT

Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022
Harpobittacus australis at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis 6 May 2022 michaelb
Harpobittacus australis 6 May 2022 TimL

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Living up to its name, hanging by one leg whilst waiting to grab passing prey.

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Nearby sightings

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Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry Heath) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord Coprosma hirtella (Currant Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by JohnBundock Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Dec 2018 by SWishart Lepidoscia (genus) CONE CASE (A Case moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by SWishart Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by SWishart
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry Heath) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Coprosma hirtella (Currant Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by Tapirlord
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Dec 2020 by JohnBundock
Trapezites phigalioides (Montane Ochre) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Dec 2018 by SWishart
Lepidoscia (genus) CONE CASE (A Case moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by SWishart
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Dec 2017 by SWishart

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 15 Mar 2022 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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