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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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Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jun 2022 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Rosopaella leurensis (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by Roger
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by Roger
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by Roger
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Acton, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Ichneumonidae (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Roger
Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Calocera sp. (A stagshorn fungus) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Helicarion cuvieri (A Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Anisorhynchodemus guttatus (Speckled flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger

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