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WASP ALERT TheAsian Paper Wasp(Polistes chinensis) is an introduced species which has recently arrived in the Bega Valley. This is an invasive pest. Please report any sightings. This information will help Council develop an action plan to try to eradicate this wasp before it takes hold.More informa...


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Pam wrote:
Yesterday
Wow Jenny, lucky you!! You've been able to capture an early developmental stage in this Phlebopus not often seen and very rarely understood. Name...

Fungus Phlebopus marginatus (Phlebopus marginatus)
Pam wrote:
18 May 2019
These are mycorrhizal fungi, so they will have an association with nearby trees or other plants....

Fungus Cantharellus concinnus (Pink Chantarelle)
18 May 2019
No, they're pores, just in rather bad focus. The camera was struggling with dim light....

Unidentified
18 May 2019
Yeah, I didn't even notice the web-like white growth on it till I processed the photo. Would have been 3 species in the image if I hadn't cropped...

Fungus Ramaria sp. (Ramaria sp.)
18 May 2019
Oh well, so maybe there is an association with casuarinas. Be interesting to see if the theme continues in future sightings. I'd never seen/photo...

Fungus Cantharellus concinnus (Pink Chantarelle)

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Scarab beetle (Scarabaeidae)Chondropyga olliffiana at Southern Forest Life by KerriLee

Skipper (Hesperiidae)Telicota colon at Panboola by Paul Whitington

Skipper (Hesperiidae)Telicota colon at Panboola by LizAllen

SkinkConcinnia tenuis at Bournda Environment Education Centre by DougReckord

Other - smaller than magpieEpthianura tricolor at Bournda Environment Education Centre by MissAdventureOZ

Wombat / KoalaPhascolarctos cinereus at Wapengo, NSW by libbyh

Water & Shore birdPlatalea flavipes at Bega, NSW by SteveBurrows

Social, potter & paper-nest wasp (Vespidae)Vespula germanica at Buckajo, NSW by alirodway

Sea slug / Sea hare / NudibranchPlacida cremoniana at Bermagui, NSW by libbyh

Latest Identifications

LizAllen confirmed Other - smaller than magpie Phylidonyris novaehollandiae at Tura Beach, NSW

LizAllen confirmed Parrot Calyptorhynchus funereus at Tura Beach, NSW

LizAllen confirmed Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Bullina lineata at Mimosa Rocks National Park

MaxCampbell suggested Crab Leptograpsus variegatus at Mimosa Rocks National Park

MaxCampbell suggested Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch Bullina lineata at Mimosa Rocks National Park

Pam confirmed Fungus Phlebopus marginatus at Merimbula, NSW

nickhopkins confirmed Tree hollows Tree hollow at Yurammie State Forest

JackieMiles suggested Tree hollows Tree hollow at Yurammie State Forest

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