Hirudinidae sp. (family)

1 A Striped Leech at Acton, ACT

Hirudinidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022
Hirudinidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022
Hirudinidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022
Hirudinidae sp. (family) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022
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Hirudinidae sp. (family) 16 May 2022 trevorpreston
Unidentified 16 May 2022 TimL

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Sighted on a tree in ANBG's Rainforest Gully.

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RogerF wrote:
   17 May 2022
Are leeches known from the gully?
TimL wrote:
   17 May 2022
Hi Roger. I don't know if this answers your question but I've seen Striped Leeches in the Rainforest Gully for a few years now. They are most obvious after heavy rain and usually attached to one of the handrails. Some sightings: 4434971, 4434698, 4370163. They can probably be found within the foliage away from the walkways, but as this area isn't accessible to the public, then it's not easy to confirm. This particular sighting is the first time I've seen one attached to a tree in the Rainforest Gully.
RogerF wrote:
   17 May 2022
Phil Hurle (Horticulture Manager at the Gardens) confirmed the presence of leeches over several years in the gully especially in wet seasons.

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