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Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 5, 2020

Descripción

~5.5mm long
Variegated Clerid Beetle (Lemidia variegatus)
Blaesiophthalmus variegatus is a synonym.
www.ellura.info/Insect/Beetle/DSC06707E-Variegated-Clerid-Beetle-Lemidia-variegatus.html

Very similar looking to a Velvet Ant.
On closer inspection you can see the antennae & body shape are quite different.

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D865EC662025405708EFD250596E1A18

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 5, 2020

Descripción

Net-casting Spider (Deinopis subrufa)
These are very variable, sometimes with bumps, etc, and different patterns.
This one was quite small at ~14mm body length.
www.ellura.info/Spider/Spider/DSC08511L-Net-casting-Spider-Deinopis-subrufa.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Qué

Mosca Doméstica Musca domestica

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Musca domestica

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Zebra Spider Wasp (Pompilinae sp)
I bumped up the brightness here to see if I could differentiate the sub-marginal cell differences between Turneromyia and Ctenostegus sp but I wasn't able to make them out.

www.ellura.info/Insect/Wasp/DSC08861E-Zebra-Spider-Wasp-Pompilinae.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Purple-legged Urnisa (Urnisa guttulosa)
Both shots are the same individual

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Halgania Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides)
On Grey Germander flower
www.ellura.info/Insect/Moth/DSC08546M-Halgania-Moth-Utetheisa-pulchelloides.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Caper White (Belenois java teutonia)
In Eremophila glabra flower.
Same specimen.
www.ellura.info/Insect/Butterfly/DSC08042E-Caper-White-Belenois-java-teutonia.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Funnel Ant (Aphaenogaster barbigula)
Id by @rhytiphora Mark
Mark said they are nocturnal and rarely seen.

I've never seen these before.
There are 3 species in SA on Atlas
A. barbigula occurs pretty much all over.
A. longiceps only one sighting to the South of Adelaide.
A. mediterrae seems to be to the west of Adelaide.

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

This little male spider ran under my feet.
Looks a lot like Habronestes pictus
EXCEPT for the orange rear thighs.
www.ellura.info/Spider/Spider/DSC09170E-Ant-eating-Spider-Habronestes-pictus.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Abril 3, 2020

Descripción

I wish I could have gotten closer.
This is a full crop.
Id is the closest I can match to the 2015 paper "A revision of the Australian digger wasps in the genus Sphex"
These Orange Digger Wasps are rarely seen. I can only find 2 photo's of them on-line.
I raise questions over gender as only the female has been described. And is the body black under the thorax hairs?

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 28, 2020

Descripción

Another unusual/strange apparition, this time attracted to porch light, with the darker shot taken where found on cement sheet (still with post processing lighting bumped up).
I & the camera have bumped up the lighting to the wazzoo to highlight the lines/patterns/colours. Otherwise it would just appear like a black moth, not very diagnostic
While not actually black, it's very dark.
As such, several similar shots showing different perspectives; lighting, wing placement & focus. One shot is taken on the work light I use on my camera table as a poor-man's strobe ;-)
I've often found these can be quite illuminating, here it shows the level of forewing & hindwing overlap.
These are all of the same specimen.
I'd say it's quite worn, with a lot of missing scales over the wing. The hindwings are also damaged/missing pieces at the posterior.
A Funeral Moth (Horisme mortuata)
28mm wingspan

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 30, 2020

Descripción

We've been finding some strange moths lately.
This one was sitting on the annex during the day. It seems pretty fresh except for the damaged wing tip.
I've hunted through hundreds of images, and this id seems to fit best, but to be honest I'm not confident as they vary so widely.
Scalloped Bark Moth (Boarmia phloeopa)
30mm wingspan

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Febrero 15, 2020

Descripción

This is Geoff Williams sighting & photo's, near Rhynie SA. He found it dead on his roof. (To be clear, a different Geoff Williams to the NSW scientist)
Mark @rhytiphora said it was quite a nice feshly dead specimen.
Thanks John Smyth for bringing it to our attention :-)
I thought it was a Fiddler Beetle (Eupoecila australasiae) until Mark raised the issue they aren't native to SA and was most likely Chlorobapta frontalis.

These can vary significantly. As such some of the green/blue marks can be missing, larger or a different colour. The face colour can be missing. Mark says they have distinct local variations. This matches the Adelaide patterns closely.

It is probably best to match the shapes of the beetle (body, head, legs, etc) rather than colours, but that's difficult.

Ventrally, notice how the leg thighs have the large yellow patches and are otherwise black. Very different to Fiddler Beetles which have "plain" reddish legs.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 27, 2020

Descripción

Completely the wrong location, semi-arid SA. Normally I'm happy with finding Victorian species here, but this generally being a coastal NSW species, seems unlikely.
But seems a good match visually?
Has orange hind wings, but I can't get a top shot. It refuses to sit still long enough. I'll have to wait for another specimen to be more relaxed.
Has the orange tip on the abdomen.
Antennae are very finely pectinate.
@dhobern @vicfazio3 @petermarriott @reiner

Here's Reiner's Vic record.
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/8487886

http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxon=Halone&searchTax=
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=270991

There are 2 records of Halone consolatrix in SA in the bold bins, so on location, this would be the choice. But doesn't look right. Halones do seem variable though.
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_SearchTerms?query=%22Halone%20consolatrix%22[tax]
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Public_BarcodeCluster?clusteruri=BOLD:ACT4453

https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/450999-Halone-consolatrix/browse_photos

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/arct/sinuata.html
vs
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/arct/consolatrix.html
The ventral view seems wrong for H. consolatrix as well as the dorsal.

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 21, 2020

Descripción

Yellow Bristle Fly (Leskiini sp)
Thought it was a Senostoma sp

Not the same specimen as previous, but posted to show the bright yellow colours. The 2nd shot also shows the long proboscis, which is normally folded up; discounting Prosena which are closely related and look similar but their proboscis doesn't fold up jutting out permenantly.

Here's our "normal" sandfly
Sand Fly (Senostoma sp ES1)
www.ellura.info/Insect/Fly/DSC08944E-Sand-Fly-Senostoma.html

Here's the other sightings of what we think are the same species, but different genders. We didn't capture, nor measure, this one:
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40553271
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40553360

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 10, 2020

Descripción

~8mm long
Yellow Bristle Fly (Leskiini sp)
Thought it was a Senostoma sp

These have quite translucent abdomens and are bright yellow in the sunlight.
Crosskeys indicates that most Tachinid's have smooth arista, except for Senostoma which have plumose arista. In the last shot you can see this.

This was taken one day after our previous sighting.

Here's our "normal" sandfly
Sand Fly (Senostoma sp ES1)
www.ellura.info/Insect/Fly/DSC08944E-Sand-Fly-Senostoma.html

Here's the other sightings of what we think are the same species, but different genders. This one was the smaller of the 1st one we captured:
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40553271
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40554248

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 9, 2020

Descripción

~10mm long
Yellow Bristle Fly (Leskiini sp)
Thought it was a Senostoma sp

These have quite translucent abdomens and are bright yellow in the sunlight.
Crosskeys indicates that most Tachinid's have smooth arista, except for Senostoma which have plumose arista. I've set up an arrow in the 3rd shot to show it here.

Here's our "normal" sandfly
Sand Fly (Senostoma sp ES1)
www.ellura.info/Insect/Fly/DSC08944E-Sand-Fly-Senostoma.html

Here's the other sightings of what we think are the same species, but different genders. This is larger than the 2nd sighting:
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40553360
https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/observations/40554248

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Octubre 21, 2019

Lugar

(En algún lugar...)

Descripción

Scotia Bush (Eremophila scoparia)
The most magnificent stand of Scotia Bush we've ever seen. There were 10's of bushes like this in one area
www.ellura.info/Shrub.html#Eremophila-scoparia

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Octubre 20, 2019

Lugar

(En algún lugar...)

Descripción

Thick-leaf Emubush (Eremophila crassifolia)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Octubre 20, 2019

Lugar

(En algún lugar...)

Descripción

Woolly Ray-flower (Grammosolen dixonii)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Octubre 14, 2019

Lugar

(En algún lugar...)

Descripción

Satiny Bluebush (Maireana georgei)

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 21, 2020

Descripción

Green Parasitic Blowfly (Amenia sp)

Attracted to Dryland Tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) flowers

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 21, 2020

Descripción

Saltbush Blue (Theclinesthes serpentatus) showing both normal pale colouring, but also chocolate brown shades in when out of the sun-light
www.ellura.info/Insect/Butterfly/DSC08047E-Saltbush-Blue-Theclinesthes-serpentatus.html

Attracted to Dryland Tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) flowers

Fotos / Sonidos

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 21, 2020

Descripción

Mottled Grass-skipper (Anisynta cynone) showing iridescence in the sun similar to Gossamer Winged Butterflies
Attracted to Dryland Tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata) flowers
www.ellura.info/Plant/Myrtle/DSC08589E-Dryland-Tea-tree-Melaleuca-lanceolata.html

Fotos / Sonidos

Square

Observ.

ellurasanctuary

Fecha

Marzo 20, 2020

Descripción

Mottled Grass-skipper (Anisynta cynone)
Found on flowering Dryland Tea tree (Melaleuca lanceolata)
www.ellura.info/Plant/Myrtle/DSC08589E-Dryland-Tea-tree-Melaleuca-lanceolata.html

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