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matthew_connors

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Abril 1, 2018 01:04 AM AEST

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First Queensland record for this lovely spotty species! @simono beat me for first live photo by a few days though....

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birdiesontheperch

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Fevereiro 15, 2022 06:33 PM AEDT

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5 legged Candovia - love windows?

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andrew_1

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Dezembro 23, 2021 08:13 PM AEST

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screetill

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Fevereiro 9, 2022 03:26 PM AEDT

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aidan_08

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Janeiro 21, 2022 12:27 PM AEST

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Female was found on a tree in rainforest habitat next to cedar creek. Has a horn on its head and white blotches on its abdomen. It also appears to have tiny possible wings. @matthew_connors

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lake8

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Maio 14, 2021 03:40 PM AEST

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In a decomposition log

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jroad

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Outubro 16, 2021

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reiner

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Abril 7, 2018

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One of Two Velvet Worms in East Gippsland

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rivendel

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Setembro 2, 2019 12:01 PM AEST

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mickdrews

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Setembro 14, 2020

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mickdrews

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Março 20, 2021 02:26 PM UTC

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eamonnc

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Janeiro 25, 2022 01:42 PM AEDT

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sea-kangaroo

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Dezembro 1, 2007

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lroganentsocvic

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Agosto 12, 2008 04:27 AM AEST

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Christmas Island cross spider

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tawnyf

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Junho 28, 2021 12:24 PM AWST

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I have now identified this species

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matthew_connors

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Novembro 15, 2017 08:49 PM AEST

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Another unknown orbweaver

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sarahcobbaus

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Novembro 4, 2021 01:44 PM AEDT

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cesdamess

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Outubro 30, 2020 12:41 AM +11

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matthew_connors

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Junho 17, 2018 03:22 PM AEST

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Okay I'm preeeeeeetty sure that this is an Austroscolia that's covered in pollen. Certainly looks like pollen, and I can't recall a scoliid with a yellow thorax. Everyone IDs things as A. soror, but is that correct? How do we tell?? To the literature!
There's a revision of some species here including the original description of A. commixta. It is also jet black but has markedly shorter antennae, "about as ong as the thorax and median segment combined", and is known from Darwin. Perhaps this is A. commixta? Certainly looks like it.

What about A. nitida? The name suggests that it is also black. The taxonomy is.... somewhat confusing, going by this paper. Our subspecies is A. n. varifrons, so it may be easier to find information on that than on the species itself. The description is here and for me the easiest distinction between this and A. soror is that the foretibial spurs are reddish brown rather than black. Well, I assume A. soror has them black because mine has them black (I think..... it's kind of difficult to see. Maybe mine are reddish. Ugh. Okay let me finish this thought and I'll come back to it). So that seems to be correct. I'm sure that there are plenty of structural differences as well but I am simply not waspy enough to understand them, so I'm sticking with the spurs.

Okay but I should look at A. soror too, shouldn't I. Especially seeing as I'm not sure how dark the spurs should be. I can't really see mine very well but the more I look the more not-quite-entirely-black they look. The description is here (as Scolia cyanipennis). Aaaaaaaand of course it also has lighter coloured foretibial spurs, apparently yellow. Well that's no help. So what exactly are the differences??

Okay okay after some scrutiny I think I have found it. A. n. varifrons has the "pronotum and mesothorax strongly and closely puntured" and the abdomen "almost uniformly, closely puntured". A. soror has the mesothorax and scutellum more sparsely punctured, and the abdomen shining (so I assume not so puntured). Looking through some sightings it seems that this difference is quite obvious. E.g. here is A. soror from Vic: Really quite different to mine. Note though that the antennae on this one are very short. Is this a sex difference? I sure hope so, otherwise everyone is wrong. Wikipedia says that yes, males have significantly longer antennae than females, so that's good. But then maybe we can't tell A. commixta apart all that easily unless we know the sex.

One of the papers linked above also lists reported ranges. A. commixta has been recorded only in NT. A. n. varifrons is known from NSW, Qld, NT, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. A. soror is known from Vic, NSW, Qld, and New Guinea. So I think around Victoria we can be pretty sure of A. soror, but everywhere else the sightings require closer scrutiny. No species has been recorded from SA but there are only a few records from the east of the state that I assume are referrable to A. soror. However, the WA records will require some close inspection. Lots of things are showing up in WA these days so I think it could equally well be A. soror or A. n. varifrons. Less likely is that it's A. commixta or even something undescribed.

So in conclusion, Austroscolia is more complicated than we thought. Definitely doable, but requires more scrutiny than most give it.

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kellyclitheroe

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Novembro 11, 2021 04:17 PM AEDT

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lukequinane

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Novembro 2021

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johneichler

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Dezembro 30, 2017

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Pygmy wetland grasshopper
Identified as Tetrigidae on Bowerbird by Robert Read: "Sorry, cannot get closer than family."

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michaelskvarla

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Dezembro 18, 2017 03:32 PM EST

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lroganentsocvic

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Outubro 26, 2018

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First instar of Torbia perficita 185 days after eggs were laid in my garden

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jacksonnugent

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Março 5, 2021 05:54 PM AEST

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matthew_connors

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Janeiro 16, 2018 08:21 AM AEST

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Knobbly

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matthew_connors

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Janeiro 8, 2018 09:27 AM AEST

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Looks like he took a bite out of the gumnut type thing above him :P

Ray-finned Fishes

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Peixes Com Nadadeiras Raiadas (Classe Actinopterygii)

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matthew_connors

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Outubro 30, 2017 12:03 PM AEST

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Unfortunately I only have the one photo of this largeish fish as it was very fast and I didn't get a good look at it. My impression upon seeing it swim off in the shallows was something flathead-like, but I can find no fish that matches the image with a distinct black spot in the tail and mostly plain body. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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matthew_connors

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Maio 31, 2017 01:58 PM AEST

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Mosquito
Identified as Ochlerotatus vittiger on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "Seems correct but I'm far from a mozzie expert..."

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matthew_connors

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Maio 28, 2017 06:20 PM AEST

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Elegant Brittle Star
Identified as Ophiarthrum elegans on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "A very lovely-looking brittle star"

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matthew_connors

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Maio 7, 2017 02:40 PM AEST

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Fig wasps
Identified as Apocryptophagus on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors

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nicklambert

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Abril 13, 2021 01:49 PM AEST

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Just escaped the clutches of a hungry Little Shrikethrush!

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nicklambert

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Março 13, 2021 08:50 PM AEDT

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Small one on tree trunk. Would not stop moving

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paul2george

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Fevereiro 20, 2021 12:15 PM AEDT

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female?
The specimen has green legs with red joints.
The second image shows a woodlouse along for the ride.

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Aranhas-Pavão (Género Maratus)

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reiner

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Novembro 18, 2019 02:38 PM AEDT

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shesgotlegs

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Dezembro 13, 2020 08:55 PM HST

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It doesn't key out right but I can't figure out what else it could be so this is the hill I die on I guess

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thebeachcomber

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Julho 18, 2020 01:19 PM AEST

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kimba882

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Janeiro 2018

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Field Notes - c.75mm in length. Attracted to light at night. Rural.

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questagame

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Dezembro 2018

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Sighting and photos (c) janr.
Field Notes - about 30mm TL.

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simono

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Junho 11, 2018 07:02 PM AWST

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ID by Matthew Connors, who also identified this as a male. - " Bowerbird.org.au sighting being moved to iNaturalist because the former website is shutting down.

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simono

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Junho 21, 2017

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Gyromantis occidentalis
Identified as Gyromantis occidentalis on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "It looks a bit pale but the pattern is right"

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Cobra-Verde-Das-Árvores (Dendrelaphis punctulatus)

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coenobita

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Novembro 4, 2018 10:27 AM AEST

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The snake was chasing a frog at speed. The frog was doing metre long leaps and the snake was holding its head high to see where the frog landed. On seeing us, the snake froze and lowered its head allowing me to take a photo. The frog was probably Ranoidea jungguy.

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Caranguejo-de-Manguezal (Scylla serrata)

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matthew_connors

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Junho 24, 2014 04:24 PM AEST

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Fishing for mud crabs (they tasted pretty good too)

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invertophiles

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Janeiro 15, 2019 02:12 AM AEDT

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simono

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Novembro 15, 2018 11:10 PM AWST

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matthew_connors

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Novembro 28, 2017 12:10 PM AEST

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Cool eggs

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donnamareetomkinson

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Março 19, 2016 11:31 AM AEST

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silversea_starsong

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Outubro 9, 2018 02:47 PM PDT

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matthew_connors

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Setembro 17, 2017 01:07 PM AEST

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Orange Nassarius
Identified as Nassarius Zeuxis crematus on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "Tentative ID by Michael McMaster who stated that it may be N. concinnus instead"

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skouikywh

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Outubro 9, 2019 07:26 AM AWST

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cclborneo

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Agosto 29, 2017 08:45 AM +08

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ID by Christian Schwarz

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apteryxrowi

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Fevereiro 10, 2020 06:52 AM EST

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sea-kangaroo

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Novembro 19, 2012

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Fresh new mantis.

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simono

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Maio 31, 2020 05:51 PM AWST

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simono

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Fevereiro 22, 2020 08:03 PM AWST

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janellynv

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Março 17, 2020 08:45 AM AEST

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graemevc

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Outubro 18, 2015

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Neomantis australis
Identified as Neomantis australis on Bowerbird by Graeme Cocks

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davidtng

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Outubro 26, 2019 10:38 AM AEST

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yoshi_island

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Abril 24, 2020 03:19 PM +13

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the_myall_mob

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Janeiro 2017

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coenobita

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Agosto 12, 2018 03:41 PM AEST

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Can clearly see the tail in this individual. About 60 cm long.

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simono

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Fevereiro 16, 2020 04:13 PM AWST

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craigmorley

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Abril 23, 2020 05:31 PM AEST

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nicklambert

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Fevereiro 27, 2020 07:08 PM AEDT

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matthew_connors

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Janeiro 15, 2017 11:04 AM AEST

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Branching Fire Coral - Millepora dichotoma
Identified as Anthoathecata on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors: "Millepora dichotoma (Milleporidae) - for some reason the entire family is missing from Bowerbird"

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matthew_connors

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Abril 14, 2017 02:29 PM AEST

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Eastern Koel
Identified as Eudynamys orientalis cyanocephala on Bowerbird by Matthew Connors

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nicklambert

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Novembro 19, 2019 07:14 PM AEDT

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Male, arched anal segment

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taewoo

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Novembro 18, 2012 04:28 PM KST

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massimilianofinzi

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Agosto 8, 2018 09:23 AM CDT

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Dead

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karenretra

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Abril 20, 2017

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Boxer bark mantis?

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johneichler

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Janeiro 8, 2019

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Crusader Bug and nymphs at all stages of development

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damienbr

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Maio 7, 2019 11:20 PM HST

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13-15cm long

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ellurasanctuary

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Abril 14, 2016

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Australian Striped Mantid (Orthodera marginata)