Riccardoella oudemansi

White Slug Mite at Acton, ACT

Riccardoella oudemansi at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022
Riccardoella oudemansi at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022
Riccardoella oudemansi at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022
Riccardoella oudemansi at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022
Riccardoella oudemansi at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022
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Identification history

Riccardoella oudemansi 15 May 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Riccardoella oudemansi 13 May 2022 TimL

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The images show a lone White Slug Mite on the slug recorded in sighting 4434699. When the slug was disturbed by the camera, the slug mite took off from the tail end and moved at speed to enter the slug's pneumostome, as seen in the final image. This behaviour has been recorded before in sighting 4381258 and may be normal behaviour for mites seeking a safe haven on their host.

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Chondropyga dorsalis (Cowboy beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Sandalodes superbus (Ludicra Jumping Spider) at Downer, ACT - 4 Apr 2021 by TimL
Celaenia atkinsoni (Atkinson's bird-dropping spider) at Downer, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by TimL
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Acanthuchus trispinifer (Three-horned treehopper) at Downer, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL
Lophyrotoma sp. (genus) (Sawfly) at Downer, ACT - 14 Mar 2021 by TimL
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Downer, ACT - 19 Feb 2021 by TimL
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Sandalodes scopifer (White-spotted Sandalodes) at Downer, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL
Euryopis umbilicata (Striped tick spider) at Downer, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by TimL
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Eurepa marginipennis (Mottled bush cricket) at Downer, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by TimL
Milichiidae (family) (Freeloader fly) at Downer, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Downer, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Acton, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by TimL
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by TimL
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Downer, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL
Trombidiidae (family) (Red velvet mite) at Downer, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by TimL
Polyphrades paganus (A weevil) at Downer, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by TimL
Myrmarachne erythrocephala (Ant-mimic jumping spider) at Downer, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Downer, ACT - 4 Sep 2020 by TimL
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Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Downer, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis fickerti (Two-tailed spider) at Downer, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jul 2020 by TimL
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Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Jun 2020 by TimL
Myrmecorhynchus emeryi (Possum Ant) at Hackett, ACT - 30 Jun 2020 by TimL
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Paropsisterna laesa (Laesa leaf beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 24 May 2020 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Hackett, ACT - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb
Laetiporus portentosus (White Punk) at Hackett, ACT - 19 May 2020 by RodDeb
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by AlisonMilton
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by TimL
Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Hackett, ACT - 10 Mar 2020 by TimL
Heoclisis fundata (Antlion lacewing) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Feb 2020 by TimL
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Hackett, ACT - 25 Feb 2020 by TimL
Melophorus sp. (genus) (Furnace ant) at Hackett, ACT - 11 Feb 2020 by Christine
Fabriogenia sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Jan 2020 by TimL
Hemicordulia australiae (Australian Emerald) at Hackett, ACT - 19 Jan 2020 by TimL
Dolichopodidae (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Hackett, ACT - 15 Jan 2020 by TimL
Euops sp. (genus) (A leaf-rolling weevil) at Hackett, ACT - 15 Jan 2020 by TimL
Musgraveia sulciventris (Bronze Orange Bug) at Hackett, ACT - 17 Dec 2019 by TimL

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 12 May 2022 11:01 AM Recorded on
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  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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