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Pale Vanilla Lily Arthropodium milleflorum

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karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:14 PM AEDT

Description

This listing is for the plants rather than the spider (but I didn't take close ups of flowers alone!).
Terrific display, many plants within 100m of the entry gate to this reserve on the grassy hillsides. Often with invertebrates on the flowers and stems.

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karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:20 PM AEDT

Description

Most plants in this vicinity have seed pods of varying maturity. A few plants still flowering, and even fewer new flower buds yet to open. Very hot, windy weather. Insects seen taking shelter on undersides of plants. Only one potential pollinator seen visiting flowers - a Megachilid bee (but no photos taken). My understanding the plants in this part of the reserve are reintroduced (planted as tube seedlings) - unsure if that means I should tick the 'cultivated' box?

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karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 01:46 PM AEDT

Description

Striking pink! On seed pod of Swainsona galegifolia, temperature 40+ degrees, windy, in full sun in a reserve.
I wonder if she is pink from eating the Swainsona; is trying to camouflage; or is responding to the heat?
Stunning whatever the reason!

Edit/addition: Matthew Connors has generously added a note that it's genetic so she's been pink all her life, see comments below. Super cool!

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Christmas Jewel Spider Austracantha minax

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:14 PM AEDT

Description

Many of these spiders in this reserve (and nearby), as expected at this time of year. This one on an Arthropodium milleflorum stem.

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Lace Monitor Varanus varius

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:31 PM AEDT

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Badge Huntsman Spiders Genus Neosparassus

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:29 PM AEDT

Description

On underside of leaf in grassland in very hot weather.

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Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:06 PM AEDT

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Common Gumleaf Grasshopper Goniaea australasiae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 01:40 PM AEDT

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Katydids Family Tettigoniidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 01:33 PM AEDT

Description

On stem of Arthropodium milleflorum flowers.

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karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 03:00 PM AEDT

Description

Sighting in hot (41 degrees at nearest BOM weather station), windy weather on hop-bush below anIronbark/Eucalypt at edge of a carpark.

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Blushing Bindweed Convolvulus angustissimus

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 19, 2019 02:01 PM AEDT

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Variegated Lady Beetle Hippodamia variegata

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 01:57 PM AEDT

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Australian Bluetail Ischnura heterosticta

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:33 AM AEDT

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Lauxaniid Flies Family Lauxaniidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 09:34 AM AEDT

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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 09:40 AM AEDT

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Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:01 AM AEDT

Description

Ragged wings.

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Small Transverse Ladybird Coccinella transversalis

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:03 AM AEDT

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Grass Skippers Subfamily Hesperiinae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 02:21 PM AEDT

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Hover Fly Parasite Wasp Diplazon laetatorius

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:33 AM AEDT

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karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:20 AM AEDT

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Tumbling Flower Beetles Family Mordellidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 02:20 PM AEDT

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Non-biting Midges Family Chironomidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:00 AM AEDT

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karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:00 AM AEDT

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Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 09:30 AM AEDT

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Christmas Jewel Spider Austracantha minax

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 11:16 AM AEDT

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karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 01:59 PM AEDT

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karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 09:23 AM AEDT

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Hover Flies Family Syrphidae

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 02:16 PM AEDT

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Grasshoppers Infraorder Acrididea

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 02:19 PM AEDT

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Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

karenretra

Date

December 3, 2019 08:59 AM AEDT
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