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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.

  • Carol Page described a sighting

    Sighting UNID Jumping spider

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    Sighted 26 Dec 2018
    Carol Page 5 October 2019
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    Carol Page says

    same as 123332 unid

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  • Daniel Heald identified a sighting

    Sighting Not A Green Longicorn

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    Sighted 27 Nov 2015
    Daniel Heald 7 July 2019
    Hylotrupes bajulus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Hylotrupes: bajulus
    Common Names: Beetles, Cerambycids, European house borer
    Daniel Heald says

    Bit late to report this now :/

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  • Ken Walker described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified insect

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    Sighted 13 Jun 2019
    Ken Walker 1 July 2019
    Ken Walker says

    Hi Hermit -- BowerBird is in the process of closing down. We suggest you move your activities to iNaturalist where there is a BowerBird project and much identification assistance is available. Few people are now looking at BowerBird.

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  • Hermit described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified insect

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    Sighted 13 Jun 2019
    Hermit 1 July 2019
    Hermit says

    Looked like a VERY large cricket but did not hop, it walked everywhere, and instead of jumping/flying/running away when threatened with a finger, it chose to attack, front feet raised and mandibles (?) spread, it advanced several rapid steps forward.

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  • Hermit added a sighting

    Unidentified insect

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    Sighted 13 Jun 2019
    27 mill st minyip Vic 3392

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  • 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
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    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
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Qualetta: maculata
    Common Names: Grasshoppers, Spotted bandwing
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