July 13, 2018

Four-spined Jewel Spider

Scientific Name: Gasteracantha quadrispinosa Other Common Names: Spinybacked Orb- weaver Species documented in 1879 by O. P. Cambridge. Description This brilliantly coloured small spider ranges in size from ...
June 13, 2018

Tobacco Looper

Tobacco Looper Scientific Name: Chrysodeixis argentifera Other Common Names: Vegetable Looper Species documented in 1852 by Guenee. Description Often known due to its important pest status, the Tobacco Looper ...
June 10, 2018

Australian Cockroach

Scientific Name: Periplaneta australasiae Other Common Names: Species documented in 1775 by Fabricius. Description The Australian Cockroach has yellow markings on the thorax and streaks on the base ...
May 26, 2018

Australian Flatwing Damselfly

Scientific Name: Austroargiolestes icteromelas Other Common Names: Common Flatwing, Common Australian Flatwing Species documented in 1862 by Selys. Description A medium sized damselfly with a slender body. The ...
May 2, 2018

Giant Grasshopper

Scientific Name: Valanga irregularis Other Common Names: Hedge Grasshopper, Giant Green Grasshopper, Giant Valanga Species documented in 1870 by Walker. Description Females are larger than males, averaging between ...
April 28, 2018

Garden Orb Weaver

Scientific Name: Eriophora transmarina Other Common Names: Orb Weaver, Wheel Weaver Species documented in 1865 by Keyserling. Description The Garden Orb Weaver (Eriophora transmarina) is diverse in appearance, ranging ...
April 26, 2018

Longicorn Beetle

Scientific Name: Amphirhoe decora Other Common Names: Species documented in 1840 by Newman. Description Approximately 18mm in body length, ranging in colour from black to brown to shades ...
February 19, 2018

Green Jumping Spider

Scientific Name: Mopsus mormon Other Common Names: Northern Green Jumping Spider Species documented in 1884 by Keyserling. Description An unusually large and complex salticidae spider (Jackson, 1983). The ...
February 16, 2018

Diamond Weevil

Scientific Name: Chrysolopus spectabilis Other Common Names: Botany Bay Weevil, Wattle Weevil, Botany Bay Diamond Weevil, Diamond Beetle, Australian Weevil Species documented in 1775 by Fabricius. Description Their ...
January 13, 2018

Witchetty Grub

Scientific Name: Endoxyla leucomochla Other Common Names: Witjuti, Witchedy, Wichetty, Witchety, Witchjetti, Witchetty Grub, Bardy Grub, Bardi Grub Species documented in 1915 by Turner. Description The Witchetty Grub ...