November 17, 2018

Weird Australian Insects – Silver Orb Spider

Scientific Name: Leucauge dromedaria Other Common Names: Horizontal Orb Spider Australian-Insects species documented in 1881 by Thorell. Description Often called the Horizontal Orb Spider, as spiders from ...
November 16, 2018

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Scientific Name: Ornithoptera euphorion Other Common Names: Species documented in 1853 by Gray. Description Cairns Birdwing Butterfly is one of the Australian flying insects. Australia's largest butterfly with ...
November 13, 2018

Ochrogaster lunifer

Here you have some more Insects of Australia. These Caterpillars are grey and hairy with a brown head. They are famous for walking in ...
October 17, 2018

Edible Australian Insects – Blistered Grasshopper

Scientific Name: Monistria pustulifera Other Common Names: Blistered Pyrgomorph, Arid Inland Painted Grasshopper Species documented in 1871 by Walker. Description The blistered grasshopper (or pyrgomorph) belongs to the ...
October 16, 2018

Green Christmas Beetle

Scientific Name: Anoplognathus prasinus Other Common Names: New World Scarab Beetle Species documented in 1840 by Castelnau / Laporte. Description Rare Australian bugs and insects are also present, ...
October 5, 2018

Melaleuca gibbosa

Slender Honey-myrtle is a shrub growing to 3 metres. Leaves are decussate along the slender stems, up to 6mm long by 4 mm wide. They ...
September 25, 2018

Mallotus Harlequin Bug

Scientific Name: Cantao parentum Other Common Names: Parent Bug, Jewel Bug, Shield Bug, Shield-backed Bug Species documented in 1839 by White. Description This jewel bug is approximately 12mm ...
September 19, 2018

Swift Ground Spider

Scientific Name: Supunna picta Other Common Names: Spotted Ground Swift Spider, Wasp-mimicking Spider Species documented in 1873 by L. Koch. Description As the name suggests, this spider is ...
August 21, 2018

Slater-eating Spider

Scientific Name: Dysdera crocota Other Common Names: Woodlouse Spider (USA), Woodlouse Hunter (USA) Species documented in 1838 by C. L. Koch. Description The Slater- eating Spider has an ...
August 17, 2018

Neumichtis nigerrima

This Caterpillar is initially green with pale stripes. Later the stripes are replaced by speckles with two bright yellow spots on the last abdominal ...
August 7, 2018

Eucalyptus Tip Bug

Scientific Name: Amorbus alternatus Other Common Names: Squash Bug, Coreid Bugs (general) Species documented in 1852 by Dallas. Description Usually ranging between 15 to 25 mm in length, ...