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Lockyer Valley Biodiversity

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A project to identify biodiversity records for the Lockyer Valley Region, an area of 2,300 sq km taking in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the extensive forested areas as well as the prime agricultural land of the Lockyer Valley. To the north it includes the Helidon Hills between Gatton, Ravensoburne and the main range - one of the largest continuous areas of remnant forest in Southeast Queensland. In the west lie the Lockyer Uplands between Mt Whitestone, Fordsdale and Rockmount. For a zoomable map of the Region and its boundaries (the Lockyer Valley Regional Council area) go to http://profile.id.com.au/lockyer-valley/about

  • Kimberi Pullen identified a sighting

    Sighting Ground beetle, Grantham

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    Sighted 5 Apr 2019
    Kimberi Pullen 7 April 2019
    Figulus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Figulus
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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Ground beetle, Grantham

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    Sighted 5 Apr 2019
    Matthew Connors 6 April 2019
    Passalidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Passalidae
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  • Tony D. described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly, near Toowoomba

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    Tony D. 23 March 2019
    Tagged With sumpigaster
    Tony D. says

    Thanks James. I hadn't considered that genus, and looking into it that is a far better fit.

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  • James Lumbers described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly, near Toowoomba

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    James Lumbers 22 March 2019
    Tagged With sumpigaster
    James Lumbers says

    Looks very close to something in the Minthoini, possibly Sumpigaster

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  • Glenda Walter identified a sighting

    Sighting Probably Arangina sp, at Heifer Creek

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    Sighted 13 Mar 2019
    Glenda Walter 18 March 2019
    Dictynidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Dictynidae
    Glenda Walter says

    Identified by Robert Raven of the Qld Museum from these images as probably being Arangina species, but this name is not available in BowerBird. The spider was about 4 or 5 mm long, with pale patches on either side of the abdomen. Apparently there are many undescribed species in the Dictynidae family, but they are mesh-web builders. I have seen a similar spider elsewhere in the Lockyer Valley. Thanks, Robert, for the ID.

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  • Glenda Walter added a sighting

    Probably Arangina sp, at Heifer Creek

    Arangina sp

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    Sighted 13 Mar 2019
    Heifer Creek picnic ground, Heifer Creek, Lockyer Valley

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  • Nick Porch identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified weevil, near Toowoomba

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    Sighted 16 Feb 2019
    Nick Porch 7 March 2019
    Brentidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Brentidae
    Nick Porch says

    Subfamily Apioninae, probably one of the member of the tribe Rhadinocybini but difficult from a pic.

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  • Tony D. identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified fly, near Toowoomba

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    Tony D. 1 March 2019
    Cylindromyia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tachinidae: Cylindromyia
    Tony D. says

    From what I can see, this comes closest to, or may be, the male of Cylindromyia hamata.

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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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  • Glenda Walter described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified beetle, near Toowoomba

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    Sighted 15 Feb 2019
    Glenda Walter 18 February 2019
    Tagged With scarab
    Glenda Walter says

    Thanks very much, Nick. Yes, it did look a bit different.

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