November 24, 2018

Agarista agricola

The caterpillars of this species have alternate black and white bands, with orange bands on the mesothorax and on the last abdominal segment. They ...
November 17, 2018

Silver Orb Spider

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

Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

Scientific Name: Ornithoptera euphorion Other Common Names: Species documented in 1853 by Gray. Description Australia's largest butterfly with females of this species measuring up to 18cm from wing ...
November 13, 2018

Ochrogaster lunifer

These Caterpillars are grey and hairy with a brown head. They are famous for walking in processions. Their hairs are thought to cause skin ...
October 17, 2018

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 A rare beetle with an overall green colouring ...
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 ...
September 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 ...