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Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga sightings

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With this project listing, we're keen to identify and share the flora and fauna seen by our members and friends - in gardens and the local area (Albury-Wodonga and surrounds). Feel free to add your sighting to our project, and to any others that are relevant! Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga is an incorporated group and member of the national seed savers network. Our goals include encouraging the use and saving of seed from locally appropriate and useful plants. We’re particularly keen on food plants, but any beneficial plant is of interest to us. We promote home food production and the saving of open pollinated seeds by running workshops, hosting guest speakers, maintaining a seed bank and by encouraging networking and sharing of practical skills between our members and guests.

  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Spotted katydid

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    Sighted 18 Mar 2017
    Karen Retra 20 March 2017
    Ephippitytha trigintiduoguttata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Ephippitytha: trigintiduoguttata
    Common Names: Grasshoppers, Spotted Katydid
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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Spotted katydid

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    Sighted 18 Mar 2017
    Karen Retra 20 March 2017
    Tagged With passing by?
    Karen Retra says

    Saw this stunning katydid while gardening. It wasn't on, nor near, a Eucalypt (their preferred habitat as I understand). It posed for photos before inching away from me and then taking a big jump to another part of the garden. Beautiful colors and patterns.

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Spotted katydid

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    Sighted 18 Mar 2017
    363 Amatex St, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Unexpected: Lipotriches bee roosting within approx 3cm of dragonfly!

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    Sighted 1 Feb 2017
    Karen Retra 2 February 2017
    Lipotriches
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lipotriches
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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Unexpected: Lipotriches bee roosting within approx 3cm of dragonfly!

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    Sighted 1 Feb 2017
    Karen Retra 2 February 2017
    Tagged With surprise!
    Karen Retra says

    I was actually looking for this bee when I saw the dragonfly. The bee* has been observed roosting on this plant on 10 nights since 16 Jan (ie over a 17 night period). When I saw the dragonfly I figured I was unlikely to find the bee that night, but lo and behold, there it was just a few centimetres from the dragonfly's head! Some photos taken 1 Feb evening; others from 2 Feb morning - and the bee had turned around on its stem in the meantime. There was also a male blue-banded bee roosting on the same plant that night - although perhaps 50cm from these two. It was a cool morning, and many insects here were slow off the mark today. But when I checked back on these ones at 9am, the dragonfly was gone and both bees remained. I was somewhat relieved they hadn't become breakfast for this large, stunning dragonfly! A separate listing for the dragonfly is at http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/81043. [ * or a series of single male Lipotriches bees!?! seems less likely? Each night just one bee has been seen, so I presume it is the same one returning, but perhaps not.]

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Unexpected: Lipotriches bee roosting within approx 3cm of dragonfly!

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    Sighted 1 Feb 2017
    Hume Hwy, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Dragonfly roosting on Dianella overnight

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    Sighted 1 Feb 2017
    Karen Retra 2 February 2017
    Anax papuensis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Aeshnidae: Anax: papuensis
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Australian Emperor
    Karen Retra says

    Am I on the right track with this ID? Photos taken evening of 1 Feb and early morning 2 Feb. Believe I have seen one roost here once before recently (28 Jan), but have only low res photos.

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Dragonfly roosting on Dianella overnight

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    Sighted 1 Feb 2017
    Hume Hwy, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Another Hylaeus Euprosopoides ruficeps ruficeps(?), this time on a flowering gum

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    Sighted 16 Jan 2017
    Karen Retra 24 January 2017
    Hylaeus Euprosopoides ruficeps ruficeps
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hylaeus Euprosopoides: ruficeps ruficeps
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
    Karen Retra says

    Tricky to see in amongst the many other insects visiting these flowers.

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    Another Hylaeus Euprosopoides ruficeps ruficeps(?), this time on a flowering gum

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    Sighted 16 Jan 2017
    5 Pilbara Pl, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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