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Mealybugs Family Pseudococcidae

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zosterops99

Date

September 13, 2020 04:52 PM AEST

Description

This was on a very sick leaf of an Aloe type indoor plant.

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zosterops99

Date

September 13, 2020 04:56 PM AEST

Description

Maybe a male Lindneromyia fergusoni. Very common posers on foliage in our garden.

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zosterops99

Date

August 21, 2020 01:36 PM AEST

Description

This is a bit of a guess as the red eyes are how I'm generating this sweeping ID. There were 4 of 5 of these Torymid looking wasps in the death zone, so I am guessing it is another of them.

A while ago I collected a gall on a Eucalypt that I was planning to document what emerged, in my usually systematic way. I wish I hadn't collected it though because I was just too busy to watch it carefully and it became a jar of death. I photographed the little corpses though but won't post most of them (mainly psyllids and a braconid). I opened up the gall to have a look inside before I put it outside, and this pupa fell out.

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Blue Gum Scale Eriococcus coriaceus

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zosterops99

Date

August 20, 2020 03:35 PM AEST

Description

These were a few ages and stages on one Eucalyptus globulus tree.

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zosterops99

Date

August 20, 2020 03:10 PM AEST

Description

Maybe Megalopsalis tasmanica found under a stone.

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zosterops99

Date

August 20, 2020 03:18 PM AEST

Description

Maybe Megalopsalis tasmanica found under a log. It's interesting to see this colour variation...I've only found the sandy ones before.

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Millipede Assassin Bugs Subfamily Ectrichodiinae

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zosterops99

Date

July 26, 2020 01:40 PM AEST

Description

I've found a few of them now (#3s on here: sites.google.com/site/insectsoftasheteroptera/suborder-he...)

From the size of these I wonder if they are Peirates?

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zosterops99

Date

July 26, 2020 01:39 PM AEST

Description

Under a log. Triaenobunus sp.

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zosterops99

Date

July 26, 2020 02:08 PM AEST

Description

Unfortunately I didn't get on a good plane for useful identification.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 26, 2020 01:34 PM AEST

Description

This was also at Chauncy Vale, but this time on the harsh dry sclerophyll floor. It was completely focussed on some flies attracted to wombat poo nearby, so it wouldn't look at me. John Douglas has it on page 108 of his "Spiders of Tasmania" book as undescribed genus and species found in coastal areas. This expands the habitat at least.

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Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 26, 2020 02:25 PM AEST

Description

I've included lots of images of this, as it seems it may be an unusual encounter. This little jumping spider was on the lichen covered sandstone cliffs at Chauncy Vale reserve, Tasmania. It blended fantastically on the lichen and was keen to get away from the bare rock for the upper photos. John Douglas has it in his book, Spiders of Tasmania, as an undescribed species seen on the summit of Mt Barrow >1300m. This one was a lot lower!

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Eurytomid Wasps Family Eurytomidae

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zosterops99

Date

July 23, 2020 01:45 PM AEST

Description

When I first saw it this wasp was sitting on a gall and tucked under leaves.

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Mottled-head Gumtree Hopper Eurymeloides punctata

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zosterops99

Date

July 23, 2020 01:30 PM AEST

Description

This one was out really early.

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

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zosterops99

Date

July 10, 2020 01:37 PM AEST

Description

I'm not sure what it is, but I took the photo as it was on the edge of a horribly polluted lake near old tin mines (little blue lake) and I thought that anything deserves a moment of fame for surviving there.

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Concealer Moths Family Oecophoridae

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zosterops99

Date

July 23, 2020 01:29 PM AEST

Description

I think Oecophoridae. No wonder it has taken me an age to upload this boring lot.

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zosterops99

Date

July 9, 2020 03:55 PM AEST

Description

I always think of the Japanese cherry blossom paintings when I see these springtails.

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zosterops99

Date

July 9, 2020 01:16 PM AEST

Description

Lovely little critters. 6-7 mm long.

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zosterops99

Date

July 9, 2020 12:50 PM AEST

Description

I think (from Kevin Bonham's IDs in the same region in the past) this is Helicarion cuvieri.

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zosterops99

Date

July 8, 2020 12:31 PM AEST

Description

I think. It was very close to the other Helina I have just posted..

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zosterops99

Date

July 8, 2020 12:36 PM AEST

Description

Nearly but not quite for matching to others we have found.

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Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

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zosterops99

Date

July 8, 2020 12:37 PM AEST

Description

It seemed undeterred by the big dent in its head.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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zosterops99

Date

July 7, 2020 03:54 PM AEST

Description

This was in the dunes next to the estuary of the Pipers River. It was on the sand when I saw it.

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Tardigrades Phylum Tardigrada

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zosterops99

Date

August 16, 2020 02:04 AM AEST

Description

oops...need to delete audio.... This was found in the same moss as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/55581681

We were trying to excite some teenagers with water bear hunting, and were totally surprised ( and very excited) to actually find some!

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zosterops99

Date

July 6, 2020 01:20 PM AEST

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zosterops99

Date

July 6, 2020 01:24 PM AEST

Description

A pair of Pentatomid nymphs

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zosterops99

Date

July 28, 2020 04:47 PM AEST

Description

This was found in the same clump of moss as https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/56693624

We were trying (and fortunately succeeding) to excite some teenagers with a water bear hunt. We weren't confident that we would actually find some, so it was great to find plenty in this moss-on-concrete sample.

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Wedding Bush Ricinocarpos pinifolius

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zosterops99

Date

July 6, 2020 01:13 PM AEST

Description

Seed pod

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