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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 - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
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Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
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Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Trombidiidae sp. (family) (Red velvet mite) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by TimL
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by Roger
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by DavidForrester
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
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Arkys curtulus (Bird-dropping Arkys) at Acton, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by rawshorty
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Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger
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Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL
Oxycanus (genus) (Unidentified Oxycanus moths) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
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Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
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Mesostigmata sp. (order) (A Mite) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by Roger
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL

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