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Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga sightings

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  • 151 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.

  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Fly in Corymbia flowers

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Tony D. 1 March 2019
    Sarcophaga
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga
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  • Tony D. described a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 1)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Tony D. 1 March 2019
    Tagged With unusual
    Tony D. says

    It's an unusual looking fly, not one I can remember seeing before. Without seeing the finer detail I can't confidently narrow it down. Though by unusual shape and look someone might know it by those alone.

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 2)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Tony D. 1 March 2019
    Chloropidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Chloropidae
    Tony D. says

    The ocellar plate looks large and well developed here (the lateral edges are marked dark and there is a central black line on it running forward from the ocelli) which occurs in Chloropidae.

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Another bee ID request - Euryglossinae?

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Karen Retra 1 March 2019
    Tagged With thanks!
    Karen Retra says

    Hello Roch, thanks so much for confirming that and offering even a species suggestion! I think I'd better re-visit the site and hope the flowers and bees might provide opportunities for some more photos. Thanks again!

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 1)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Karen Retra 1 March 2019
    Tagged With thankyou!
    Karen Retra says

    Thanks Rog, that is a great site and I haven't been visiting it as much as I might! I appreciate the tip.

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 2)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Karen Retra 1 March 2019
    Karen Retra says

    Just spotted Tony D and John Eichler's exchange in this post - http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/122296. Checked out those leads and think it's safe to say I've leave this one alone ... it's well above my grade! They were intriguing to watch and attempt to photograph though.

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  • Rog Standen described a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 1)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Rog Standen 1 March 2019
    Rog Standen says

    I would start with Tony and Kristi's great site on Insects of Tasmania - Diptera (https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoftasmaniadiptera/home) Karen. I find it very useful for narrowing down what the fly might be. There are plenty to get confused with but it is great trying to sort them out. Good luck

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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 2)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Karen Retra 1 March 2019
    Diptera
    (order)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera
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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Fly ID request (part 2)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    Karen Retra 1 March 2019
    Tagged With yellow fly
    Karen Retra says

    There were quite a few of these flies visiting the flowers of this grafted Corymbia, growing as a street street on the nature strip. They were small (perhaps tiny is the correct term?) and fast as they flitted between the flowers. I know I'm pushing my luck for any tips or leads as to the ID, but figure this is the place to try!

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Fly ID request (part 2)

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    Sighted 26 Feb 2019
    519 Milro Ave, East Albury NSW 2640

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