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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.

  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting A very straight caterpillar

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 23 February 2019
    Geometridae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Geometridae
    Matthew Connors says

    Geometrinae

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    A very straight caterpillar

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017

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  • Janet Grevillea added a sighting

    Black ants moving eggs

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    Sighted 23 Feb 2019
    Wangi Wangi NSW

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Mating owlets

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 23 February 2019
    Trigonodes hyppasia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Trigonodes: hyppasia
    Common Names: Moths, Noctuids, semilooper moth
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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Mating owlets

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Sleeping butterfly

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017
    Matthew Connors 23 February 2019
    Nacaduba biocellata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Nacaduba: biocellata
    Common Names: Butterfly, Lycaenids, Two-spotted Line-Blue
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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Sleeping butterfly

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017

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  • Kimberi Pullen described a sighting

    Sighting Unknown robber fly, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 12 Feb 2019
    Kimberi Pullen 23 February 2019
    Tagged With neocyrtopogon daniels
    Kimberi Pullen says

    Thanks for the correction Greg. The image at https://sites.google.com/site/australianasilidae/subfamilies/dasypogoninae/dasypogonini/neocyrtopogon looks like it; the proboscis is quite stunted for an asilid.

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  • Matthew Connors added a sighting

    Ornate caterpillar

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    Sighted 29 Jul 2017

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Orb weave Spider - male

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2019
    Matthew Connors 23 February 2019
    Eriophora
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Araneidae: Eriophora
    Matthew Connors says

    Male orb weaver

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