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The following is a list of 44 species of other insects. It includes both those positively identified to the exact species as well as those incompletely identified.

All species listed are native to the area.

Photos below were taken on the Reserve by Alison Milton

 

  Common name Scientific name hover over image to see name
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Ants   Camponotus nigriceps [Black-headed sugar ant]
  A Golden-tailed sugar ant Camponotus aeneopilosus
  A Golden-tailed sugar ant Camponotus suffusus
  Banded sugar ant Camponotus consobrinus
  Black-headed sugar ant Camponotus nigriceps
  Unidentified species of sugar ant Camponotus sp. (genus)
  Meat Ant Iridomyrmex purpureus
  Unidentified Iridomyrmex sp. Iridomyrmex sp. Papyrius nitidus [Coconut ants]
  Field-furnace ant Melophorus perthensis
  Bull ant or Jack Jumper Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group
  A Jack Jumper Myrmecia sp.
  Coconut Ant Papyrius nitidus
     
     
     
       
Cockroaches   Laxta sp. [Bark cockroach]
  Bark cockroach Calolampra sp. (genus)
  Common trilobite cockroach, Bark cockroach Laxta granicollis
  Bark cockroach Laxta sp. (genus)
     
     
     
     
     
Dragonflies and Damselflies Hemicordulia tau [Tau emerald]
  Blue-spotted Hawker Adversaeschna brevistyla
  Wandering Ringtail Austrolestes leda
  Wandering Percher Diplacodes bipunctata
  Scarlet Percher Diplacodes haematodes
  Tau Emerald Hemicordulia tau
  Blue skimmer Orthetrum caledonicum
  Aurora Bluetail Ischnura aurora
       
Grasshoppers    
  Giant green slantface Acrida conica Macrotona securiformis [Inland macrotona]
  Meadow Katydid Conocephalus upoluensis
  Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper Gastrimargus musicus
  A gumleaf grasshopper Goniaea australasiae
  Black kneed gumleaf grasshopper Goniaea carinata
  Unidentified species of gumleaf grasshopper Goniaea sp. (genus)
  Inland Macrotona Macrotona securiformis
  Australian Oedaleus Oedaleus australis
  Unidentified species of grasshopper Praxibulus sp. (genus)
       
Lacewings   Nymphes myrmeleonoides [Blue eyes Lacewing] 
  Antlion lacewing Glenoleon sp. (genus)
  Unidentified Antlion Lacewing Myrmeleontidae (family)
  Blue Eyes Lacewing Nymphes myrmeleonoides
     
Mantisflies  
  Unidentified mantisfly Mantispidae (family)
     
Praying Mantis    
  Garden mantis Orthodera ministralis  
  Purple-winged mantid Tenodera australasiae  
Sawflies   Pergagrapta polita [Sawfly]
  Ironbark Sawfly Lophyrotoma analis
  A Sawfly Pergagrapta polita
  Unidentified Sawfly Pergagrapta sp.
  Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire Perga dorsalis
  A Sawfly Pseudoperga lewisii
     
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies  
  Autumn scorpion fly Chorista australis
  A Hanging fly Harpobittacus australis
     
Termites  
  Snouted termite, Gluegun termite Nasutitermes sp. (genus)  
       
       
Goniaea australasiae [Gumleaf grasshopper] Perga dorsalis [Steel blue Sawfly]

 

For more photos of True bugs from the Pinnacle and elsewhere in the ACT, follow these links to
the Canberra Nature Map:

Ants https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/226?1=1
Cockroaches https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/242?1=1
Dragonflies and Damselflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/372?1=1
Grasshoppers https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/1817?1=1
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/299?1=1
Lacewings https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/297?1=1
Praying Mantises https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/267?1=1
Sawflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/268?1=1

 

 

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