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Insects & Inverts

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Insects are one of the world's mega-groups - such a diverse show of species. Insects are not too difficult to find, not to hard to photograph but they are difficult to understand their life styles and habits. Join this project to explore the world of insects in Australia.

  • Rose Robin described a sighting

    Rose Robin 22 June 2019
    Rose Robin says

    Wow, thank you Michael - great to know! Pretty sure I've seen those flowers on a nearby property.

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  • Michael Batley described a sighting

    Michael Batley 21 June 2019
    Tagged With pollen hibiscus
    Michael Batley says

    The final photo shows separate spherical objects on the wing and leg that I believe are pollen grains. Lithurgus species specialise in visiting flowers that have very large pollen grains and are found mostly on flowers in the family Malvaceae. One plant species with purple pollen is the native rosella, Hibiscus heterophyllus, which is present on Mt Tamborine. So I think that all the purple stuff is pollen.

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  • Rose Robin described a sighting

    Sighting Goodbye Bowerbird

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    Sighted 23 Nov 2017
    Rose Robin 14 June 2019
    Tagged With so sad...
    Rose Robin says

    Thank you Matthew, for all your assistance...it's so sad to know that Bowerbird won't be there waiting for us to log in whenever we find something interesting, or just plain amazing as most of the photos on Bowerbird are. I've learnt so much from you and others. All the very best for the future!

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  • Irene Richardson described a sighting

    Sighting Goodbye Bowerbird

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    Sighted 23 Nov 2017
    Irene Richardson 14 June 2019
    Tagged With goodbye bowerbird
    Irene Richardson says

    Thank you Mathew for all your help, both here and on the other side!

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  • Robert Read identified a sighting

    Sighting Stonehopper nymph

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    Sighted 11 Aug 2016
    Robert Read 13 June 2019
    Qualetta maculata
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Qualetta: maculata
    Common Names: Grasshoppers, Spotted bandwing
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Goodbye Bowerbird

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    Sighted 23 Nov 2017
    Matthew Connors 13 June 2019
    Sphodropoda quinquedens
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Mantodea: Mantidae: Sphodropoda: quinquedens
    Common Names: Mantids, Praying mantis
    Matthew Connors says

    This will be my last post here on Bowerbird - it was a fantastic site while it lasted, but all good things have to come to an end. For those of you still here, thankyou for all of your help and input, and thankyou for all of the amazing sightings you've shared! It's been a fantastic journey and I'm honoured to have been a part of Bowerbird. I'll be moving everything over to iNaturalist shortly and will see you all on the other side. Farewell Bowerbird, and thanks for everything! You will be greatly missed.

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Goodbye Bowerbird

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    Sighted 23 Nov 2017

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  • Martin Lagerwey identified a sighting

    Sighting Chrysomelidae subfamily Cryptocephalinae

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    Sighted 19 Apr 2011
    Martin Lagerwey 13 June 2019
    Cadmus Cadmus luctuosus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cadmus Cadmus: luctuosus
    Common Names: Beetles, Chrysomelids, leaf beetles
    Martin Lagerwey says

    male. female is quite different

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  • Matthew Connors described a sighting

    Sighting Mantispid with eggs - Theristria?

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 11 June 2019
    Tagged With thanks
    Matthew Connors says

    Thanks Ken!

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  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Portland Burrowing Crayfish

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    Sighted 8 Dec 2018
    John Eichler 10 June 2019
    Tagged With reply
    John Eichler says

    Thanks for the confirmation Chris.

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