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WOMPA?

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Inspiring Kids, Empowering Naturalists, Informing Biologists. WOMPA? takes its name from the Aboriginal (Anangu Pitjantjatjara) word “wampa”, which means “I don’t know” or “It’s a mystery” and symbolises the key role and excitement of natural history discovery in this project. WOMPA? encourages members of the public to lodge their photos or recordings of unknown animals, plants, tracks or other signs so they can be identified by online experts. Good quality photos will be stored in the national biological database. Therefore by submitting a photo of a strange critter you might not only learn what it is and where else it has been found, you will help scientists to understand and manage your special find. And if you recognise someone else’s unusual photo you too can suggest what it is and be eligible for a reward. Whether it is a weed, a beautiful flower, a rare lizard, a strange web or a beachcomber’s surprise, WOMPA? will help to inspire and educate Aussies to discover, understand and assist our amazing plants and animals.

  • Peter Forward described a sighting

    Sighting Leaf imitating butterfly

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    Sighted 18 Apr 2017
    Peter Forward 29 April 2019
    Physical Description

    Butterfly which looks like a leaf 15-18mm long approx

    Peter Forward says

    Phone photo sent to me from another observer.

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  • Peter Forward added a sighting

    Leaf imitating butterfly

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    Sighted 18 Apr 2017

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  • Alistair Mackay identified a sighting

    Sighting painful ant mistaken for camponotus aurocinctus, Flinders Ranges

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    Sighted 7 Feb 2015
    Alistair Mackay 27 April 2019
    Myrmecia piliventris
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmecia: piliventris
    Common Names: Ants, Bull ant
    Alistair Mackay says

    This is most definitely not an Amblyopone species, the well developed eyes make it clear. It is Myrmecia, one of the “toothless” bull ants, likely Myrmecia piliventris or a close relative. Appears to be a queen judging by the large thorax as well

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown webbing on tree

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    Sighted 22 Feb 2017
    Matthew Connors 16 March 2019
    Notoligotoma hardyi
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Embioptera: Notoligotomidae: Notoligotoma: hardyi
    Common Names: Embiopterans, webspinners
    Matthew Connors says

    Finally found (and identified) one of these guys

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown Polyrhachis mimic

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 8 March 2019
    Gnaphosidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Gnaphosidae
    Matthew Connors says

    ID by Robert Raven

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  • Matthew Connors described a sighting

    Sighting Unknown Polyrhachis mimic

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 8 March 2019
    Tagged With unknown
    Matthew Connors says

    An unknown ant-mimicking spider found with some very similar-looking Polyrhachis. Nobody that I have asked seems to know what it is but it is possibly a Corinnid of some sort (thanks Adam Parsons). Can anyone help?

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Unknown Polyrhachis mimic

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting A rare and unusual bug

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    Sighted 24 Aug 2017
    Matthew Connors 4 February 2019
    Valleriola
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Leptopodidae: Valleriola
    Matthew Connors says

    This bug had me completely stumped for quite a while, but I finally found it - apparently they are very rare in Australia. I'm not sure which of the two species it is - range fits V. wilsonae but the pattern fits V. tribulosa more

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    A rare and unusual bug

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    Sighted 24 Aug 2017

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  • Rose Robin identified a sighting

    Sighting Traces...have no idea what creature made this lovely little trail, about 7 cm long, any ideas?

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    Sighted 25 Jan 2019
    Rose Robin 25 January 2019
    Annelida
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Annelida
    Rose Robin says

    I've listed it as Annelida, as I think it would be a worm and this covers many beach worms, but please correct if possible.

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