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Austrolestes psyche

Cup Ringtail at Cotter River, ACT

Austrolestes psyche at Cotter River, ACT - 25 Nov 2022
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Identification history

Austrolestes psyche 30 Nov 2022 HarveyPerkins
Austrolestes annulosus 27 Nov 2022 SWishart

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   30 Nov 2022
Great find, Susan. And in a most unexpected location. Very few records of this species in ACT. Could you provide a little info on the circumstances under which you found it?
SWishart wrote:
   30 Nov 2022
Hi Harvey. It was a beautiful walking day; sunny, low 20s, only a slight breeze. We were on the designated footpad between the Camel Hump management trail and Johns Peak which is a fairly narrow (or harrowing) footpad. We were just where it starts the climb up to the peak so it's still mostly dirt not rocky track, lots of poa and small (but not snow gum) trees - sorry I'm not very good with plants. This was the only damselfly we saw that day (we went onto Tidbinbilla Peak and then straight down an unofficial footpad to the management trail). We did see some but not many dragonflies during the day (tau emeralds if I was to guess but they didn't stay still enough for a photo).

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Species information

  • Austrolestes psyche Scientific name
  • Cup Ringtail Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 Nov 2022 11:38 AM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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