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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 described a sighting

    Sighting Spider egg sac?

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    Sighted 2 Mar 2018
    Karen Retra 4 March 2018
    Tagged With thanks glenda!
    Karen Retra says

    I really appreciate your note Glenda. It's so good to learn from others' observations and knowledge! I'm keeping an eye on them, but understand it could be quite a wait. Thanks again!

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Mantis visits inside the house

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    Sighted 24 Feb 2018
    Karen Retra 4 March 2018
    Tagged With big thanks
    Karen Retra says

    Thanks Matthew, much appreciate your knowledge and time/willingness to share with so many folks here! I'm hoping I might 'bump' into this fellow again, in the garden, sometime.

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Mantis visits inside the house

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    Sighted 24 Feb 2018
    Matthew Connors 4 March 2018
    Pseudomantis albofimbriata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Pseudomantis: albofimbriata
    Common Names: Mantids, False Garden mantid
    Matthew Connors says

    The pink eyes are very lovely! He's an adult male

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Mantis visits inside the house

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    Sighted 24 Feb 2018
    Karen Retra 4 March 2018
    Tagged With those eyes!
    Karen Retra says

    This mantis jumped onto the book I was reading in the bedroom! (Perhaps seeking food - it was a book about flies!). Can only guess it somehow came in the window. Mantids have been seen hunting on the outside of the flywire at night; taking advantage of the lure of the light. Relocated it outdoors and took some photos. My uneducated guess is Orthodera ministralis, but would appreciate assistance. Tricky to see in the photos, but there was a dark spot on the inner foreleg; some pink markings towards the rear of the abdomen; and the eyes were a darker purple to my eye - with the flash of the camera making them appear more towards pink.

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Mantis visits inside the house

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    Sighted 24 Feb 2018
    358 Amatex St, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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  • Glenda Walter described a sighting

    Sighting Spider egg sac?

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    Sighted 2 Mar 2018
    Glenda Walter 4 March 2018
    Tagged With spider egg sac
    Glenda Walter says

    I think you're correct, Karen. I have seen these in different shapes and sizes which had me puzzled for a while, but all were associated with Austracantha minax and their nearby webs. Some were long and thin, some more like this one.

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  • Karen Retra described a sighting

    Sighting Spider egg sac?

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    Sighted 2 Mar 2018
    Karen Retra 3 March 2018
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    Karen Retra says

    I think this is a spider egg sac? Similar look to those of jewel spiders (Austracantha minax), but a rounder shape. Or is that just individual variability/artistic style?? There are at least 6 of these within a 1 metre area, on Melaleuca stems. The sacs' average size is approx. 1cm wide and 1cm tall.

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  • Karen Retra added a sighting

    Spider egg sac?

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    Sighted 2 Mar 2018
    Hume Hwy, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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  • Ken Harris identified a sighting

    Sighting Owlfly in my garden all day!

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    Sighted 14 Jan 2018
    Ken Harris 14 January 2018
    Suhpalacsa flavipes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae: Suhpalacsa: flavipes
    Common Names: Lacewings, Owl-flies
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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Owlfly in my garden all day!

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    Sighted 14 Jan 2018
    Karen Retra 14 January 2018
    Ascalaphidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae
    Karen Retra says

    Perhaps Suhpalacsa flavipes?

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