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Friends of Warrandyte State Park Indigenous Nursery

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This project will allow Friends of Warrandyte State Park to collect records of flora and fauna found at or near our indigenous nursery at Pound Bend Warrandyte. FOWSP is a volunteer group of 290 families, with a mutual interest in the conservation and rehabilitation of native bushland in the Warrandyte State Park. Formed in 1982, FOWSP is now one of the largest and most active “Friends” groups in the state. The aim of our group is to foster awareness of the natural values of the Park and to assist the Rangers in the care and protection of both the State Park and the Warrandyte-Kinglake Nature Conservation Reserve. Our Group also runs an indigenous plant nursery in the Pound Bend area of the Park. We also provide information on indigenous plants, weeds and various aspects of bushland conservation to our local community.

  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Distinctive black and white Amphiboia thanks Tony, fly photographed at FOWSP nursery

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    Sighted 15 Mar 2018
    Tony D. 17 March 2018
    Amphibolia Amphibolia ignorata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae: Amphibolia Amphibolia: ignorata
    Common Names: Flies, Tachinids, Tachinid flies
    Tony D. says

    Nice looking tachinid! This one also keys to Amphibolia ignorata which is most closest to A. vidua but in the latter species the two medial black spots at the back of the second visible abdominal tergite are well separated. This one is a female, so your other shot looks to be the male.

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Distinctive black and white Amphiboia thanks Tony, fly photographed at FOWSP nursery

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    Sighted 15 Mar 2018
    Linda Rogan 15 March 2018
    Amphibolia Amphibolia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae: Amphibolia Amphibolia
    Linda Rogan says

    Looks very like http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/83168

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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Distinctive black and white Amphiboia thanks Tony, fly photographed at FOWSP nursery

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    Sighted 15 Mar 2018
    9010 Pound Bend Rd, Warrandyte VIC 3113, Australia

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting False Garden Mantis in Pound Bend nursery on Lythrum (perhaps hunting native bees)

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    Sighted 21 Feb 2018
    Linda Rogan 25 February 2018
    Pseudomantis albofimbriata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Pseudomantis: albofimbriata
    Common Names: Mantids, False Garden mantid
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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    False Garden Mantis in Pound Bend nursery on Lythrum (perhaps hunting native bees)

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    Sighted 21 Feb 2018
    Tank Track, Warrandyte VIC 3113, Australia

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  • Carol Page identified a sighting

    Sighting Assassin bug with Native bee prey

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    Sighted 22 Dec 2016
    Carol Page 29 January 2018
    Gminatus australis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Gminatus: australis
    Common Names: Bugs, Reduviids, Assassin Bugs
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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting Click beetle on light sheet at POund Bend

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    Sighted 25 Nov 2017
    Linda Rogan 29 January 2018
    Elateridae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Elateridae
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  • Frank Pierce described a sighting

    Sighting Jumping Spider

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    Sighted 25 Nov 2017
    Frank Pierce 12 January 2018
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    Frank Pierce says

    Thanks Caitlin. There is good ID confirmation on page 292 of Robert White's book. There are several misidentifications of this species on BB.

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  • Caitlin Henderson identified a sighting

    Sighting Jumping Spider

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    3 ids
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    Sighted 25 Nov 2017
    Caitlin Henderson 12 January 2018
    Opisthoncus sexmaculatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae: Opisthoncus: sexmaculatus
    Common Names: Spiders, Jumping spiders, Jumping spiders
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  • Carol Page identified a sighting

    Sighting Jewel spider

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    Sighted 3 Jan 2018
    Carol Page 6 January 2018
    Austracantha minax
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae: Austracantha: minax
    Common Names: Spiders, orb-weaving, Christmas spiders
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