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zosterops99

Date

December 28, 2019 05:04 PM AEDT

Description

The start of the story: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/36844336
The black eggs emerged on December 26, with their little parasitic wasps. Maybe wasps from Platygasteridae? They look a lot like these (scroll to the bottom): nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/factsheet/Interesti...

I concluded that the eggs must be Pentatomids as the egg burster is T shaped. All corrections gratefully received.

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zosterops99

Date

December 27, 2019 12:52 PM AEDT

Description

This had been stranded in a fishbowl in our garden. Tony has found these in Hobart before, but we haven't ever worked out an ID.

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What

Stink Bugs Family Pentatomidae

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zosterops99

Date

December 24, 2019 10:03 AM AEDT

Description

I think these could be the same bugs that I had as a kitchen pet and watched the emergence of a solo survivor from the eggs www.flickr.com/photos/zosterops/49255177511/in/dateposted/. One of the more interesting bits in this is all the little "egg bursters" that they use to unzip their tops and break out. It think this is a T shaped egg burster, which would make it a Pentatomid (Acanthostomatids have a Y shaped burster). I can only find this fact in google searches in the description line...it disappears into text I can't access when I click on links.

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zosterops99

Date

December 24, 2019 10:07 AM AEDT

Description

On Juncus pallidus

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zosterops99

Date

December 24, 2019 10:15 AM AEDT

Description

I don't know what species of Clerid this is, but I think it was attempting to lay eggs in poa stalks again. I've seen other Clerid species do this.

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What

Tachinid Flies Family Tachinidae

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zosterops99

Date

December 24, 2019 10:00 AM AEDT

Description

This only allowed one photo. Based on the odd wing ventation, I was wondering if this was Prosenina?

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zosterops99

Date

December 21, 2019 07:36 AM AEDT

Description

I had noticed this wasp trapped inside our bathroom, but by the time I went to take a photo it had died (only an hour or so later). I'm puzzled about the Id and wondered if it is an Aulacid?

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What

Pittosporum Shield Bug Monteithiella humeralis

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zosterops99

Date

December 21, 2019 12:52 PM AEDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies Superfamily Pentatomoidea

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zosterops99

Date

December 22, 2019 09:58 AM AEDT

Description

I didn't make much effort with these as I thought it was just a Green Vegetable Bug nymph. It seems that I was wrong. This was in my garden (and another appeared a week or so later, so I'll have to keep an eye out for an adult.

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zosterops99

Date

December 17, 2019 10:43 AM AEDT

Description

It's interesting to see this bee-fly with wings spread. In the past Tony and I have found them with wings folded over the body, but they have all been resting. This was actively feeding on Livingstone Daisy.

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What

Golden Stag Beetle Lamprima aurata

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zosterops99

Date

December 16, 2019 04:55 PM AEDT

Description

Female. Tasmanians call this the "Christmas Beetle", which is different from the mainland version of "Christmas Beetle".

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zosterops99

Date

December 8, 2019 06:58 AM AEDT

Description

An interesting little beast that first appeared on an inside window, then flew off and later appeared dead inside. I've only found one of these before. Somebody contacted us almost the same day asking about one she had found too.

I think this is Chyromyia sp, but it doesn't come up on iNaturalist.

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What

Stink Bugs Family Pentatomidae

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zosterops99

Date

December 5, 2019 04:33 PM AEDT

Description

My son had been out walking the dog and announced to me that he had a gift for me...mystery eggs on Native Cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis). I took some photos and noticed that you could see some development in one. I thought development may take quite a long time....These photos were taken over a 9 day interval, with the nymph hatching on Day 9. The nymph was returned to its tree straight after the photos. I don't recognise what it is :-(

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zosterops99

Date

December 2, 2019 09:02 AM AEDT

Description

I thought this little moth may be OK to ID due to the distinct markings, but I can't find any matches. My final guess was Tortricidae, but I had a long teeter over the metalmark moths too....

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What

Stink Bugs, Shield Bugs, and Allies Superfamily Pentatomoidea

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 10:06 AM AEDT

Description

A tiny little bug working to climb a grass stem

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 10:07 AM AEDT

Description

This is probably around the 4-5mm mark and I have never managed to find out what it is.

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 10:13 AM AEDT

Description

I usually find females hunting for bees to parasitise.

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 05:06 PM AEDT

Description

Another tiny survivor of the bird bath.

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 05:14 PM AEDT

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What

Moth Flies and Sand Flies Family Psychodidae

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 07:10 PM AEDT

Description

This one was much larger than the other more common finds in Tas. I was really surprised to see it. I think it's a Psychodinae that we haven't found before?

Someone has labelled a very similar looking image with Clogmia albipunctata on the ALA. May be it?...but on further looking there seem to be very diverse looking flies labelled as this species....

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 09:42 AM AEDT

Description

A gloriously lumpy weavil

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 09:53 AM AEDT

Description

I couldn't see any detail of this with the naked eye. It was probably around 2mm, but I could see a moving thing. The detail isn't great, but it's still interesting.

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What

Eucalyptus Weevils Genus Gonipterus

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zosterops99

Date

November 20, 2019 09:57 AM AEDT

Description

with a bit of damage thrown in...

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zosterops99

Date

November 15, 2019 03:19 PM AEDT

Description

Quite a beautiful critter. Swept from garden bushes. A little damaged unfortunately.

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What

Dirt-colored Seed Bugs Family Rhyparochromidae

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zosterops99

Date

November 15, 2019 03:19 PM AEDT

Description

I had students out collecting insects with a sweep net in the school grounds and this tiny bug turned up.

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What

Hazel Aphid Myzocallis coryli

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zosterops99

Date

November 10, 2019 08:50 AM AEDT

Description

It doesn't get much more dull than this! A pest of Hazel trees. I think it is mainly in Tasmania (likely skipped over from NZ) according to the AFD.

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What

False Flower Beetles Family Scraptiidae

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zosterops99

Date

October 30, 2019 10:46 AM AEDT

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zosterops99

Date

November 3, 2019 11:08 AM AEDT

Description

Possibly Ophelosia sp. I think this was walking across my computer screen. Very cute, very tiny wasps.

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What

Psyllids Superfamily Psylloidea

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zosterops99

Date

September 29, 2018 09:14 AM AEST

Description

I think this is Glycaspis sp, although I am a little worried about this ID.

(added later)......and so I should have been...it was wrong....posted to iNaturalist in the hope of sorting it out.

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