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Astraeus hygrometricus

2 Barometer Earthstar at Evatt, ACT

Astraeus hygrometricus at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022
Astraeus hygrometricus at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022
Astraeus hygrometricus at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022
Astraeus hygrometricus at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022
Astraeus hygrometricus at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022
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Identification history

Astraeus hygrometricus 23 Sep 2022 Heino1
Astraeus hygrometricus 19 Sep 2022 TimL

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The images provide a 17.5 hours timeline showing the Barometer Earthstars going from open (wet) to closed (dry) after recent rain. The Earthstar second from the right developed splits in the inner surface of one of its arms, which then failed to close as the Earthstar dried out.

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Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Sep 2022 by TimL Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022 by TimL Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Sep 2022 by TimL Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2022 by TimL Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2022 by TimL Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL Leocarpus fragilis (Egg-shell Slime Mould) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL Microtropesa sinuata (A bristle fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Sep 2022 by TimL Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Aug 2022 by TimL Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Aug 2022 by TimL Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Aug 2022 by TimL Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by TimL Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by TimL Venatrix speciosa (Wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Jul 2022 by TimL Venatrix speciosa (Wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Jul 2022 by TimL Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by TimL Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by TimL Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by TimL Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by TimL Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Jun 2022 by TimL Morna florens (Shield bug) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Jun 2022 by TimL Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 12 Jun 2022 by TimL Apolinus lividigaster (Yellow Shouldered Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Jun 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Jun 2022 by TimL Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jun 2022 by TimL Lepismatidae (family) (A silverfish) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Jun 2022 by TimL Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 26 May 2022 by TimL Archimantis sp. (genus) (Large Brown Mantis) at Evatt, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Massila sp. (genus) (Unidentified Massila planthopper) at Evatt, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 May 2022 by TimL Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 May 2022 by TimL Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Evatt, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL Celaenia sp. (genus) (False bird-poo spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by TimL Celaenia sp. (genus) (False bird-poo spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by TimL Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL Orthodera ministralis (Green Mantid) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by TimL Mantodea sp. (order) (Unidentified praying mantis) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by TimL Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2022 by TimL Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by TimL Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by TimL Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Mar 2022 by TimL Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by TimL Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Feb 2022 by TimL Glycaspis sp. (genus) (Unidentified sugary lerp) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by TimL Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Feb 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by TimL Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by TimL Hermetia illucens (American Soldier Fly) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Jan 2022 by TimL Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by TimL Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Jan 2022 by TimL Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by TimL Cryptachaea gigantipes (White porch spider) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by TimL Cryptachaea gigantipes (White porch spider) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by TimL Acanthinevania sp. (genus) (Hatchet wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by TimL Massila sp. (genus) (Unidentified Massila planthopper) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Dec 2021 by TimL Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2021 by TimL Paralastor sp. (genus) (Potter Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by TimL Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by TimL Pison sp. (genus) (Black mud-dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by TimL Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Nov 2021 by TimL Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by TimL Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by TimL Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by TimL Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by TimL Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by TimL Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by TimL Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by TimL Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by TimL Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by TimL Tabanidae (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by TimL Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by TimL Tabanidae (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by TimL Holoplatys invenusta (Jumping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Oct 2021 by TimL Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by TimL
Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Sep 2022 by TimL
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Sep 2022 by TimL
Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Sep 2022 by TimL
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2022 by TimL
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Sep 2022 by TimL
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL
Leocarpus fragilis (Egg-shell Slime Mould) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL
Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL
Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL
Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Sep 2022 by TimL
Microtropesa sinuata (A bristle fly) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Sep 2022 by TimL
Helpis minitabunda (Threatening jumping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Aug 2022 by TimL
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Aug 2022 by TimL
Delena cancerides (Social huntsman spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Aug 2022 by TimL
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by TimL
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by TimL
Venatrix speciosa (Wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Jul 2022 by TimL
Venatrix speciosa (Wolf spider) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Jul 2022 by TimL
Acari (informal subclass) (Unidentified mite) at Evatt, ACT - 7 Jul 2022 by TimL
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by TimL
Chalcopteroides sp. (genus) (Rainbow darkling beetle) at Evatt, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by TimL
Badumna insignis (Black House Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 Jun 2022 by TimL
Exaireta spinigera (Garden Soldier Fly) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Jun 2022 by TimL
Morna florens (Shield bug) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Jun 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Jun 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 12 Jun 2022 by TimL
Apolinus lividigaster (Yellow Shouldered Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Jun 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Jun 2022 by TimL
Symphypleona sp. (order) (Globular springtail) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Jun 2022 by TimL
Lepismatidae (family) (A silverfish) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Jun 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Evatt, ACT - 26 May 2022 by TimL
Archimantis sp. (genus) (Large Brown Mantis) at Evatt, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Massila sp. (genus) (Unidentified Massila planthopper) at Evatt, ACT - 22 May 2022 by TimL
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 19 May 2022 by TimL
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 14 May 2022 by TimL
Platybrachys decemmacula (Green-faced gum hopper) at Evatt, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Nyssus coloripes (Spotted Ground Swift Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 4 May 2022 by TimL
Celaenia sp. (genus) (False bird-poo spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by TimL
Celaenia sp. (genus) (False bird-poo spider) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Apr 2022 by TimL
Stephanopis sp. (genus) (Knobbly crab spider) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL
Orthodera ministralis (Green Mantid) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by TimL
Chrysididae (family) (Cuckoo wasp or Emerald wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Mar 2022 by TimL
Mantodea sp. (order) (Unidentified praying mantis) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by TimL
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Mar 2022 by TimL
Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by TimL
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by TimL
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Mar 2022 by TimL
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 22 Feb 2022 by TimL
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Feb 2022 by TimL
Glycaspis sp. (genus) (Unidentified sugary lerp) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by TimL
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Feb 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 9 Feb 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Feb 2022 by TimL
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Evatt, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by TimL
Hermetia illucens (American Soldier Fly) at Evatt, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by TimL
Lampona cylindrata (White-tailed Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Jan 2022 by TimL
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by TimL
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Evatt, ACT - 8 Jan 2022 by TimL
Nicodamidae (family) (Red and Black Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Jan 2022 by TimL
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Evatt, ACT - 29 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cryptachaea gigantipes (White porch spider) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by TimL
Cryptachaea gigantipes (White porch spider) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Dec 2021 by TimL
Acanthinevania sp. (genus) (Hatchet wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by TimL
Massila sp. (genus) (Unidentified Massila planthopper) at Evatt, ACT - 10 Dec 2021 by TimL
Conocephalomima barameda (False Meadow Katydid, Barameda) at Evatt, ACT - 4 Dec 2021 by TimL
Paralastor sp. (genus) (Potter Wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by TimL
Chrysopidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Green lacewing) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lehtinelagia sp. (genus) (Flower Spider or Crab Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 30 Nov 2021 by TimL
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by TimL
Pison sp. (genus) (Black mud-dauber wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by TimL
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi (Garden Wolf Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 20 Nov 2021 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL
Isopeda sp. (genus) (Huntsman Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Nov 2021 by TimL
Oxyopes sp. (genus) (Lynx spider) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cyclosa fuliginata (species-group) (An orb weaving spider) at Evatt, ACT - 2 Nov 2021 by TimL
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Evatt, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Evatt, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by TimL
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 25 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Evatt, ACT - 24 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 22 Oct 2021 by TimL
Neosparassus calligaster (Beautiful Badge Huntsman) at Evatt, ACT - 21 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by TimL
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Evatt, ACT - 17 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tabanidae (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Evatt, ACT - 16 Oct 2021 by TimL
Dolophones sp. (genus) (Wrap-around Spider) at Evatt, ACT - 15 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tabanidae (family) (Unidentified march or horse fly) at Evatt, ACT - 14 Oct 2021 by TimL
Holoplatys invenusta (Jumping spider) at Evatt, ACT - 13 Oct 2021 by TimL
Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Evatt, ACT - 11 Oct 2021 by TimL

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 17 Sep 2022 06:45 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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