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Vespula germanica

European wasp at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Vespula germanica at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022
Vespula germanica at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022
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Vespula germanica 22 May 2022 Birdy
Vespula germanica 22 May 2022 Christine

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Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 Feb 2022 by Kenp12 Cladia aggregata (A lichen) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Psychanisa baliodes (A Case moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by trevorpreston Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Chezala privatella (A Concealer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Iptergonus cionoides (A weevil) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 10 Feb 2022 by tpreston Hypocisseis suturalis (Cherry Ballart Jewel Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by Harrisi Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by Harrisi Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111 Celibe limbata (Pie-dish beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by SarahB Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by SarahB Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by EggShell Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by tpreston Fletchamia quinquelineata (Five-striped flatworm) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by tpreston Euchiton sp. (genus) (A cudweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by tpreston Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Goodenia hederacea subsp. hederacea (Ivy Goodenia, Forest Goodenia) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Dillwynia phylicoides (A Parrot-pea) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Bartramiaceae at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Leptospermum obovatum (River Tea Tree) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by MatthewFrawley Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by LisaH Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by LisaH Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Apr 2015 by Caric
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 21 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine
Crinia sp. (genus) (A froglet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB
Uperoleia laevigata (Smooth Toadlet) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Cryptocheilus bicolor (Orange Spider Wasp) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 Feb 2022 by Kenp12
Cladia aggregata (A lichen) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Psychanisa baliodes (A Case moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Cormocephalus aurantiipes (Orange-legged Centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by trevorpreston
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Chezala privatella (A Concealer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Exocarpos cupressiformis (Cherry Ballart) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Paropsisterna fastidiosa (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Iptergonus cionoides (A weevil) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amorbus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Tip bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Paropsisterna cloelia (Eucalyptus variegated beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Platyzosteria similis (Red-legged litter runner) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 10 Feb 2022 by tpreston
Hypocisseis suturalis (Cherry Ballart Jewel Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by Harrisi
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by Harrisi
Lomandra longifolia (Spiny-headed Mat-rush, Honey Reed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Verbena incompta (Purpletop) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Commius elegans (Cherry Ballart Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Wahlenbergia stricta subsp. stricta (Tall Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by abread111
Celibe limbata (Pie-dish beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by SarahB
Eutrichopidia latinus (Yellow-banded Day-moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by SarahB
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 5 Feb 2022 by EggShell
Rytidosperma pallidum (Red-anther Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 31 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Habronestes bradleyi (Bradley's Ant-Eating Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by tpreston
Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Fletchamia quinquelineata (Five-striped flatworm) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by tpreston
Euchiton sp. (genus) (A cudweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Goodenia hederacea subsp. hederacea (Ivy Goodenia, Forest Goodenia) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Dillwynia phylicoides (A Parrot-pea) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Dichromodes estigmaria (Pale Grey Heath Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Platyptilia celidotus (Plume Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Cladonia sp. (Cup Lichen) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Bartramiaceae at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis (Common Brown Crane Fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Leptospermum obovatum (River Tea Tree) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by tpreston
Schoenus apogon (Common Bog Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by LisaH
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Apr 2015 by Caric

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Noxious or High Risk Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 19 May 2022 01:47 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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