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Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges

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The ranges 40 kms east of Melbourne contain an extensive chain of national, state parks and reserves providing a large conservation area. But I am also curious about the impacts of human activity through the movements of any introduced species. All 'free' organisms (non-human) welcome with accurate location and date. Please add a description when posting, especially if identity is unknown as size, situation, behaviour, substrates, micro-climate etc. can be very important to the sighting. Enjoy !

  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown little spider - possibly a Miturgid

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    Sighted 16 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 18 March 2019
    Araneae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting More moss

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    Sighted 16 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 18 March 2019
    Bryophyta
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    Taxonomy: Plantae: Bryophyta
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Shelf fungus with grass growing through it

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    Sighted 2 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 18 March 2019
    Fungi
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    Taxonomy: Fungi
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  • Roch Desmier de Chenon identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown bee

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    Sighted 27 Feb 2019
    Roch Desmier de Chenon 5 March 2019
    Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Afranthidium Immanthidium: repetitum
    Common Names: Bees, Megachilids, Megachild bees
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    It is the African bee Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum (Schulz). Female specimen. This anthidiinae in the localities reported last year seems to have been less frequent this year.

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown bee

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    Sighted 27 Feb 2019
    Ken Walker 5 March 2019
    Syrphidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae
    Ken Walker says

    This is a hover fly. Notice only one pair of wings whereas bees have two pairs of wings. Hover flies often bees and wasps to fool predators.

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  • Nick Porch identified a sighting

    Sighting Click beetle (Parablax cf. ooliekirra) (a Tasmanian on holidays?)

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    Sighted 24 Sep 2016
    Nick Porch 4 March 2019
    Wynarka sylvestre
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Elateridae: Wynarka: sylvestre
    Common Names: Beetles, Elaterids, click beetles
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Aaaaaand another

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    Sighted 16 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 31 January 2019
    Nannoscincus maccoyi
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Nannoscincus: maccoyi
    Common Names: Skinks, McCoy's Skink
    Matthew Connors says

    Now Anepischetosia maccoyi

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Aaaaaand another

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    Sighted 16 Jul 2017

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting One last huntsman

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 31 January 2019
    Isopeda montana
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Sparassidae: Isopeda: montana
    Common Names: Spiders, Huntsman spiders, Huntsman spiders
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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    One last huntsman

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2017

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