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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.

  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Spectacular caterpillar, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Geometridae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Geometridae
    Glenda Walter says

    I saw this brightly coloured caterpillar on a Milkweed plant, but it may have fallen from a tree, as there were no signs of feeding, and it was gone when I walked back along the path. I can't find a match - can someone help please?

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    Spectacular caterpillar, Toowoomba

    Spectacular caterpillar

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified tiny beetle, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Coleoptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera
    Glenda Walter says

    Found on a milkweed plant, and was about 3 mm long.

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    Unidentified tiny beetle, Toowoomba

    Unidentified beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Small fungus beetle, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Erotylidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Erotylidae
    Glenda Walter says

    About 5 mm long, seen on Panus fasciatus, a velvety gilled fungus. Is this a species of Thallis, as posted elsewhere on BowerBird?

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    Small fungus beetle, Toowoomba

    Small fungus beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    REdwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Fungus beetle on Trametes, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Episcaphula australis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Episcaphula: australis
    Common Names: Beetles, Erotylids, Erotylid beetle
    Glenda Walter says

    Brightly coloured and about 10 mm long, seen feeding here on Trametes fungus. The common name for this beetle family is the Pleasing fungus beetles, I guess because of their bright colours

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    Fungus beetle on Trametes, Toowoomba

    Pleasing fungus beetle

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Black and gold ants, Toowoomba

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Glenda Walter 22 April 2019
    Formicidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Formicidae
    Glenda Walter says

    A colony of these beautiful gold and black ants was seen under Eucalypt bark. Each was about 10 mm long, and some were winged (see last image). Do you know what they are, Kate?

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    Black and gold ants, Toowoomba

    gold and black ants

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    Sighted 22 Apr 2019
    Redwood Park, Toowoomba 4350

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