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owen65

Date

January 29, 2023 03:17 PM ACDT

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Sinister Moth (Pholodes sinistraria)

Observer

bwjone432155

Date

January 2023

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ellurasanctuary

Date

January 28, 2023

Description

In memory of Victor Fazio III

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ellurasanctuary

Date

January 29, 2023

Description

In memory of Victor Fazio III

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Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Red-crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Hooker's Speedwell (Veronica hookeriana)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 15, 2023 09:53 AM NZDT

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Common Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Three-lined Hover Fly (Helophilus seelandicus)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Passionvine Hopper (Scolypopa australis)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 2023

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Oyster Mushrooms (Genus Pleurotus)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 7, 2023 11:29 AM NZDT

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Asian Paper Wasp (Polistes chinensis)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 7, 2023 11:28 AM NZDT

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Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

November 5, 2022

Description

We call it Ruby Bluebush, a known natural cross between Maireana turbinata & Enchylaena tomentosa.
It should be under the Maireana genus due to it's winged fruit.

Very similar to Maireana turbinata (of course) and on Ellura seems healthier/happier/more robust.

Has a partial wing slit, and the edges are quite scaloped.

Not to be confused with Maireana tomentosa; yet another species.

It's mentioned here:
http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/speciesfacts_display.cgi?form=speciesfacts&name=Maireana_turbinata
& here:
https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/taxon/806fefd6-562f-4d3c-99cc-0289de237b91
Along within "Simply Saltbush" book

I've flagged this so hopefully can be id'ed/located in the right spot.

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Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Observer

sh3lli3

Date

November 18, 2022 11:22 AM AEDT

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Elephant Weevil (Orthorhinus cylindrirostris)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

October 26, 2017

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Elephant Weevil (Orthorhinus cylindrirostris)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

November 17, 2022

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Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis)

Observer

pmwhitington

Date

November 18, 2022 01:11 PM AEDT

Description

gathering materials (forb, grass stems) for nest construction in a Banksia serrata bush, which has resprouted after Jan 2020 fire

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Black-faced Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus ssp. melanops)

Observer

rwl

Date

November 10, 2022 12:21 PM ACDT

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Observer

bwjone432155

Date

November 2022

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kitprendergast

Date

November 3, 2022 01:31 PM AWST

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Victorian Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus ssp. victor)

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george_seagull

Date

September 24, 2022 08:15 AM AEST

Description

Apollo Bay.

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Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus)

Observer

george_seagull

Date

September 20, 2022 07:46 AM AEST

Description

Him and her. Apollo Bay.

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Panda Sand Wasp (Bembix vespiformis)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 19, 2022 11:12 AM ACDT

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Bathurst Copper (Paralucia spinifera)

Observer

sh3lli3

Description

There were numerous Paralucia spinifera in this location. Flying fairly low to the ground, stopping for long periods of time when each one would rest, opening their wings to the sun and gently turning to get the sun on every part of their wings.

Temperature approx 13 or 14 degrees celcius, fully sunny, there was a light breeze in the general area but in the copse where the butterflies were located (their habitat) it was more sheltered, calm and warm. These butterflies are tiny. (Approx. 2cm width)

On occasion I saw two flying together/chasing each other, and occasionally I would see a third join them and send one of the other two flying away.

I have more pictures, but thought these would suffice for identification.

Plant nearby included in photos as it is their habitat:
Bursaria spinosa subspecies lasiophylla

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Observer

bwjone432155

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Golden-tailed Sugar Ant (Camponotus aeneopilosus)

Observer

markayers

Date

August 21, 2022 11:37 AM AEST

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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

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cobaltducks

Date

August 20, 2022 11:31 AM ACST

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Turtle Frog (Myobatrachus gouldii)

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thebeachcomber

Date

July 23, 2022 08:28 PM AWST

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Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus)

Observer

george_seagull

Date

July 27, 2022 03:59 PM AEST

Description

Koonung Creek Reserve, Mont Albert North.

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White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus)

Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

November 13, 2004

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

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philip-roetman

Date

September 19, 2020 03:37 PM ACST

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Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)

Observer

owen65

Date

July 18, 2022 11:40 AM AEST

Description

Better photos on SLR to add shortly

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South Australian Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus ssp. leggei)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

March 23, 2014

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What

Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)

Observer

cobaltducks

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UV

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Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

April 11, 2016

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Black-faced Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus ssp. melanops)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

December 1, 2014

Description

Male, hanging around a female on heat.
www.ellura.info/Mammal.html#Macropus-fuliginosus-ssp-melanops

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South Australian Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis ssp. pinarochrous)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

June 17, 2015

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Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris)

Observer

owen65

Date

May 23, 2022 04:34 PM ACST

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Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris)

Observer

george_seagull

Date

March 16, 2022 01:33 PM AEDT

Description

Why old tree hollows are important. Yarra River, Templestowe.

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus)

Observer

george_seagull

Date

March 12, 2022 05:57 PM AEDT

Description

Templestowe.

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Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Date

February 3, 2022 01:09 PM ACDT

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Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

Observer

owen65

Date

February 2022

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Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Observer

owen65

Date

February 2022

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Rattlepod Moths (Genus Utetheisa)

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d_kurek

Date

January 4, 2022 08:41 PM AEDT

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Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)

Observer

owen65

Date

February 5, 2022 03:08 PM ACDT

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Carpenter Ants (Genus Camponotus)

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reiner

Date

January 30, 2022 07:46 AM AEDT

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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Observer

george_seagull

Date

January 28, 2022 06:57 AM AEDT

Description

Very cute, very destructive. Wonthaggi Heathlands.

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Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)

Observer

owen65

Date

January 14, 2022 10:11 AM ACDT

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Observer

owen65

Date

January 2022

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White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

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twan3253

Date

June 2, 2021 05:01 PM AEST

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kerrileeharris

Date

December 30, 2021 11:02 PM AEDT

Description

attracted to lightsheet at night

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reiner

Date

January 3, 2022 09:11 AM AEDT

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Rattlepod Moths (Genus Utetheisa)

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scottwgavins

Date

January 1, 2022 09:16 AM AEST

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Common Brown (Heteronympha merope)

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owen65

Date

December 11, 2021 04:22 PM ACDT

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

Observer

owen65

Date

December 4, 2021 05:42 PM ACDT

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Gold-tailed Sugar Ant (Camponotus suffusus)

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reiner

Date

November 19, 2021 11:32 AM AEDT

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Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna)

Observer

owen65

Date

November 2021

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Brown Shield Bug (Poecilometis strigatus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 2021

Description

Probably attracted to night light on the previous night.

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Black-faced Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus ssp. melanops)

Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

November 2, 2021

Description

All the mainland Western Grey's have been put into sub-species melanops. The sub-species name "melano" means black. ergo "Black-faced"
https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=lsid:urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:76124bda-0cb6-4495-8927-d867a268a820#tab_mapView

Those on Kangaroo Island have retained the Western Grey Common name and are the type species, ssp fuliginosus.
https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=lsid:urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:fa1029cf-803b-49bc-8d10-cca925ec1339#tab_mapView

One suspects since the western invasion some of the KI sub-species would have been brought to the mainland & escaped?

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Southern Moon Moth (Dasypodia selenophora)

Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

November 4, 2021

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Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Zanda funerea)

Observer

owen65

Date

October 30, 2021 01:22 PM ACDT

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Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

Observer

owen65

Date

October 30, 2021 01:18 PM ACDT

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Thick-tailed Barking Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii)

Observer

owen65

Date

October 2021

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Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Observer

owen65

Date

September 19, 2021 04:20 PM ACST

Description

Female with Joey on road, moved off road safely.