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Other InsectEllipsidion sp.

native cockroach at Wonboyn, NSW

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Ellipsidion sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Ellipsidion sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Ellipsidion sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015

Identification history

Other Insect Ellipsidion sp. 26 Sep 2017 KerriLee

Author's notes

Single insect, found resting on Acacia terminals leaf

1 comment

KerriLee wrote:
   26 Sep 2017
I have revisited my initial identification of this as Ellipsidion ... and returned to it. Rentz (2014) discusses the similarity with Balta and points out that perhaps they should be a single genus. Indeed some features of this specimen are perhaps a better fit with Balta spp. (e.g. the translucent pronotum). However, given that most species in Ellipsidion are diurnal (as this specimen appears to be, sunning itself on a leaf), AND the fact that it is good match for an image of Ellipsidion humerale (p.275, Rentz) ... including the yellow legs ... I have elected to call it as Ellipsidion sp. It may indeed be E. humerale, a "widespread and highly variable species", but given that it has not been conclusively documented from our region, I think it best left at genus.

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Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
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Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Thynnus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2016
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Nerthra sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 25 Nov 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Nov 2015
Austrolestes cingulatus at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2015
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Jan 2015
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Jan 2015
Eurymeloides bicincta at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Nov 2014
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Oct 2014
Eupoecila australasiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2014
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Feb 2014
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
BRACONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Thynnus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2016
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Nerthra sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 25 Nov 2015
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Nov 2015
Austrolestes cingulatus at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2015
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Jan 2015
Geitonura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 19 Jan 2015
Eurymeloides bicincta at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Nov 2014
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Oct 2014
Eupoecila australasiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2014
Tasmanicosa godeffroyi at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Feb 2014

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