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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.

  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Thrincophora signigerana

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    Sighted 4 Feb 2017
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Thrincophora signigerana
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Thrincophora: signigerana
    Common Names: Moths, Tortricids, Tortrix moths
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  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Oecophoridae sp. - Moth

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    Sighted 7 Jan 2017
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Oecophoridae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae
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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting camouflaged insect

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    Sighted 20 May 2018
    Erica Siegel 20 May 2018
    Erica Siegel says

    found foraging Holy Basil

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  • Erica Siegel added a sighting

    camouflaged insect

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    Sighted 20 May 2018
    8 Barrett St, Birkdale QLD 4159, Australia

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting ♂ Boreoides subulatus?

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    Sighted 6 May 2017
    Tony D. 20 May 2018
    Boreoides subulatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Stratiomyidae: Boreoides: subulatus
    Common Names: Flies, Stratiomyids, wingless soldier fly
    Tony D. says

    I agree with Reiner, a male Boreoides subulatus. Looking at described/known genera/species of subfamily Chiromyzinae, only female Boreoides are wingless, males winged and with eyes separated, though much more narrowly so than females. All the other genera in this subfamily have males with holoptic/subholoptic eyes, and to distinguish this fly from dichoptic females the latter have their eyes much wider apart being more or less the width of an eye dorsally above apart.

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  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Thapsinotypa anthemodes

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    Sighted 9 Dec 2015
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Thapsinotypa anthemodes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Thapsinotypa: anthemodes
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
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  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Tachystola stenoptera

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    Sighted 16 Nov 2015
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Tachystola stenoptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Tachystola: stenoptera
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
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  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Pholeutis neolecta

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    Sighted 9 Dec 2015
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Pholeutis neolecta
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Pholeutis: neolecta
    Common Names: Moths, Oecophorids, concealer moths
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  • David Akers identified a sighting

    Sighting Sonia constrictana

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    Sighted 14 Dec 2015
    David Akers 20 May 2018
    Tortricidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Tortricidae
    David Akers says

    This moth is a match for Sonia constrictana specimens from Australia, found on boldsystems.org but the name is not available on Bowerbird.

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting small butterfly - Blue?

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    Sighted 19 Apr 2018
    Erica Siegel 20 May 2018
    Erica Siegel says

    feeding on Antigonon vine

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