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zosterops99

Date

July 5, 2020 09:38 PM AEST

Description

Love a big moth... I was thinking that our first night in the NE was promising at least some good mothing, but it was the only night of moths for the entire week! this played dead when the ruler came out.

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zosterops99

Date

July 5, 2020 08:35 PM AEST

Description

A very, very dull moth. One of the few insects I found over my week away in the depths of winter.

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zosterops99

Date

May 22, 2020 12:55 PM AEST

Description

Having only found males before, I was really excited to find this critter stranded in our dog food bowl (always outside our door). I thought I would only ever find females if I was lifting rocks or wood...but this one unwittingly came to me.

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What

Orange-rimmed Satin Moth Thalaina selenaea

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zosterops99

Date

May 4, 2020 07:27 PM AEST

Description

I wasn't going to add these photos, as the moth was too large for my lens so the images are a mess. When I was putting them on our website I finally noticed that this is one without the angled bar, so it is more interesting than I thought. I think this genus is under review. There seemed to be a lot of these moths being sighted at windows during lockdown. I wondered if we were seeing them because a large hockey centre a couple of km away had turned its huge lights out.

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zosterops99

Date

April 20, 2020 02:33 PM AEST

Description

Even though it is golden, which often throws me...I thought this would be easy to ID. It isn't :-(. It was on the window locked out, while we were in lockdown.

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Passionvine Hopper Scolypopa australis

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zosterops99

Date

April 18, 2020 03:40 PM AEST

Description

I was probably busier than ever during lockdown as I readjusted to online teaching, but during the weekends I gave the garden some hard pruning. Not much was about, but I could get some detail on our common garden species. This was on blackberry (which explains the need for some gardening ;-). )

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zosterops99

Date

April 13, 2020 03:11 PM AEST

Description

I can't find the perfect match :-(

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Ash Whitefly Siphoninus phillyreae

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zosterops99

Date

April 18, 2020 03:19 PM AEST

Description

I don't think we have photographed these ones before. These were on Flowering Quince (Japonica).

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zosterops99

Date

April 13, 2020 01:11 PM AEST

Description

5-6mm. I was pruning during lockdown and found this between two leaves. It barely moved. There are 18 hours between the photos on the leaf, and the photos on wood where the ootheca has dried. The cockroach was running like the wind by the second round of photos, which were just after its re-release back in the garden. Last I heard, this was an undescribed species of Balta. I know QVMAG was working on cockroaches, so maybe it now has a name. These are common in our suburban garden.

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What

Typical Longhorn Beetles Subfamily Cerambycinae

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zosterops99

Date

April 3, 2020 12:06 PM AEDT

Description

Another longicorn beetle with distinctive looking markings that I can't identify :(. I offend it just sitting (potentially dead) on our deck railing, which is under a large Blackwood.

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Painted Cup Moth Doratifera oxleyi

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zosterops99

Date

March 28, 2020 02:28 PM AEDT

Description

These moths lay eggs on surfaces and then disguise them with wads of soft dark scales. It's easy to see where the supply comes from ;-). Painted cup moth Doratifera oxleyi,

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What

Encyrtid Wasps Family Encyrtidae

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zosterops99

Date

March 27, 2020 03:12 PM AEDT

Description

This had been stranded in a water bowl. I fished it out and it had to have a serious straighten up.

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Aphids Family Aphididae

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zosterops99

Date

March 26, 2020 03:26 PM AEDT

Description

Plucked out of water that is under an elm and a cotoneaster.

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What

Giant Conifer Aphids Genus Cinara

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zosterops99

Date

March 27, 2020 12:16 PM AEDT

Description

This was stranded in water, along with the adult I just added. I don't know if they are the same species.

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zosterops99

Date

March 20, 2020 04:53 PM AEDT

Description

Bobilla sp

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zosterops99

Date

March 20, 2020 08:43 PM AEDT

Description

It looks a bit like Scolecobrotus? I think I found this dead on our home deck.

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What

Australian Dampwood Termite Porotermes adamsoni

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zosterops99

Date

March 18, 2020 09:15 PM AEDT

Description

We only have damp-wood termites in Tasmania (thank goodness). Seeing them at all is exciting for me.

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zosterops99

Date

March 14, 2020 03:10 PM AEDT

Description

These are a blend of 3 different pupa and their emerged moths. My daughter had been (weirdly) weeding (possibly for the first time in her 15 years) and delivered me 2 cocoons and I pupa that she had accidentally removed from the cocoon. I was in a hurry so I took a few photos, then packed them all into a tank together to see what emerged. Normally I am more meticulous. about 2 weeks later I noticed two moths, and I had clearly missed a third which had camouflaged so well in my soil base and died. The other two were photographed and returned to their original location (although above ground :-). ). I read that these are found near Nasturtiums, and our garden is certainly covered in this plant.

There are lots of other more organised photos here:
sites.google.com/site/taslepidopteranoctuoidea/moths/supe...

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zosterops99

Date

March 9, 2020 08:27 AM AEDT

Description

attracted to light

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zosterops99

Date

March 9, 2020 10:03 AM AEDT

Description

I haven't found any carabid beetles for ages.

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zosterops99

Date

March 9, 2020 10:17 AM AEDT

Description

A sider wasp. Hiding on anything it can find.

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What

Green Garden Looper Chrysodeixis eriosoma

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zosterops99

Date

March 8, 2020 09:10 PM AEDT

Description

Dead but still very lovely

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zosterops99

Date

March 8, 2020 05:03 PM AEDT

Description

I found a Ceraon adult on this bush, and then this nymph, which I immediately thought was a Sextius nymph. Having a good look now, I think that is unlikely. There was an attendant ant lurking in the background but I couldn't get it out of the shadow.

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zosterops99

Date

March 8, 2020 01:17 PM AEDT

Description

A beautiful male.

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zosterops99

Date

March 7, 2020 05:15 PM AEDT

Description

This looks a bit primitive.. Both of these wasps were patrolling the soft sand at St Helens Point

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zosterops99

Date

March 7, 2020 05:17 PM AEDT

Description

Maybe Sphictostethus sp, but I don't think it is one we have found yet. Both of these wasps were patrolling the soft sand at St Helens Point

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What

Spider Wasps Family Pompilidae

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zosterops99

Date

March 7, 2020 02:32 PM AEDT

Description

Cryptic but hopefully interesting.....

Above the high tide line there were lots of oval holes in the sand. I had a look and could see one of the spider wasps working away to clear the burrow. Not at all easy to get a photo. I have better photos of the wasp species coming up sometime soon.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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zosterops99

Date

March 7, 2020 02:43 PM AEDT

Description

This was such a weird moth. I have no idea what to make of it. it was running around (quite fast) on the shore of a lagoon.Unfortunately I was being severely nagged to leave when I found it so it didn't get the attention it deserved.

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zosterops99

Date

March 7, 2020 05:00 PM AEDT

Description

Stunning creatures. I thought I'd better add something a bit more normal in this weird batch ;-)

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