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 28, 2018

Flowering Plants in Australia

Australia is home to flowering plants from many families, and the major ones are listed here. We have included in webpages for each one ...
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 ...
December 26, 2017

Huntsman spider

Scientific Name: Holconia immanis Other Common Names: Sydney huntsman spider, Giant huntsman spider, Large huntsman spider, Grey huntsman spider Species documented in 1867 by L. Koch. Description This ...