Miridae (family)

Unidentified plant bug at Dunlop Grassland (DGE)

Miridae (family) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024
Miridae (family) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Miridae (family) 1 Mar 2024 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 12 Feb 2024 kasiaaus

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Pollinator Survey at Dunlop Grassland. This is a strange insect possibly the same as sighting 455038. It looks like an ant mimic but I don't think it is an ant. Also similar to sighting 4552512 which was recorded on the same plant but the antennae look different and it is darker.

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JonLewis wrote:
   13 Feb 2024
An assassin bug?
   21 Feb 2024
Possibly a daerlac species

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Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Eretmocera (genus) (Scythrididae family) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Cecidomyiidae (family) (Gall gnat) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Thysanoptera (order) (Thrips) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Asterivora (genus) (A Metalmark moth (Choreutidae)) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 27 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Eulophidae (family) (Eulophid Wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
Thysanoptera (order) (Thrips) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 12 Feb 2024 by kasiaaus
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Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
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Sciaroidea sp. (Superfamily) (A fungus gnat or gall midge) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Eulophidae (family) (Eulophid Wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Bibionomorpha (infraorder) (Unidentified Gnat, Gall Midge or March Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lygaeidae (family) (Seed bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 30 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis pelia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
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Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Acrida conica (Giant green slantface) at Dunlop Grasslands - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 10 Jan 2024 by kasiaaus
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Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Oxysarcodexia varia (Striped Dung Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Furrow Bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 19 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
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Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Endoxyla edwardsorum at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 4 Dec 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Pseudofoenus sp. (genus) (Unidentified bee-parasite wasp, burrowing bee parasite wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis poenia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Conocephalus semivittatus (Meadow katydid) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis poenia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis poenia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Chalcidoidea (superfamily) (A gall wasp or Chalcid wasp) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis poenia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Austrotephritis poenia (Australian Fruit Fly) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Dasytinae (subfamily) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Dunlop Grassland (DGE) - 17 Nov 2023 by kasiaaus

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