Project

Mountains to the Sea -- Bug Blitz

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This project has been created to engage Gippsland teachers, students and interested others in citizen science by sharing their discoveries online in BowerBird. Students across the regions involved can collectively contribute to the project, recording many different life forms they have discovered during Bug Blitz field days and in their individual explorations through the natural world. Students will be able to return to the site to see if an expert has identified the creature they uploaded. The project will be used to assist students when they are undertaking further research about biodiversity. The 'Mountains to the Sea – Bug Blitz' project has been supported by Victorian Government’s Regional Growth Fund (Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee).

  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Heart Morass-Shield Bug

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    Sighted 18 Mar 2015
    Tony D. 6 May 2019
    Anischys
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae: Anischys
    Tony D. says

    Anischys cf. luteovarius

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Heart Morass - Lygaeidae bug

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    4 ids
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    Sighted 17 May 2017
    Tony D. 6 May 2019
    Anischys
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae: Anischys
    Tony D. says

    I believe this falls within the brief descriptions out there for Anischys luteovarius, though I don't have the description of A. lundbecki, the second species currently listed, so will refrain from choosing species level.

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  • Kimberi Pullen identified a sighting

    Sighting Heart Morass-mealybug

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    2 ids
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    Sighted 29 Apr 2015
    Kimberi Pullen 18 April 2019
    Coccinellidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
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  • Kimberi Pullen identified a sighting

    Sighting The heart morass - Lygaeidae bug

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    Sighted 21 May 2018
    Kimberi Pullen 18 April 2019
    Acanthosomatidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Acanthosomatidae
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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea identified a sighting

    Sighting Stick insect

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    Sighted 8 Mar 2019
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 8 March 2019
    Insecta
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea says

    We think it is a stick insect

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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea described a sighting

    Sighting Stick insect

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    Sighted 8 Mar 2019
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 8 March 2019
    Tagged With stick insect nocturnal
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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea added a sighting

    Stick insect

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    Sighted 8 Mar 2019

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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea identified a sighting

    Sighting Heart Morass Antlion

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    Sighted 7 Sep 2016
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 11 February 2019
    Chrysopidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae
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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea described a sighting

    Sighting Heart Morass- Samaetha tenuidens - Jumping Spider

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    Sighted 22 Mar 2016
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 11 February 2019
    Tagged With thanks
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea says

    Thanks Ken Walker and Robert Whyte for the i.d.

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  • Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea described a sighting

    Sighting Upper Maffra West - Dolichoderus doriae and Eurymelid symbiosis

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    Sighted 21 Feb 2018
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea 11 February 2019
    Tagged With symbiosis
    Gippsland Lakes - Mountain to the Sea says

    Thanks to Kate Sandiford for the i.d.

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