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The following is a list of 75 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 Black Cocktail ant Anonychomyrma sp.
  A Golden-tailed sugar ant Camponotus aeneopilosus
  Banded sugar ant Camponotus consobrinus
  Black-headed sugar ant Camponotus nigriceps
  A Golden-tailed sugar ant Camponotus suffusus
  Unidentified species of sugar ant Camponotus sp. (genus)
  Meat ant Iridomyrmex purpureus
  Unidentified Iridomyrmex sp. Iridomyrmex sp. Papyrius nitidus [Shining Coconut ants]
  Field-furnace ant Melophorus perthensis
  Bull ant or Jack Jumper Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group
  A Jack Jumper Myrmecia sp.
  Shining Coconut ant Papyrius nitidus
     
Bees  
  Halictid bee Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica
       
Cicadas   Cicadettini sp. [unidentified Cicada]
  Unidentified Cicada Cicadettini sp.
  Double-spotted cicada Galanga labeculata
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
Cockroaches   Laxta sp. [Bark cockroach]
  Bark cockroach Calolampra sp. (genus)
  Common trilobite cockroach, Bark cockroach Laxta granicollis
  Bark cockroach Laxta sp. (genus)
  Common wood cockroach Panesthia australis
     
     
     
     
Dragonflies and Damselflies Hemicordulia tau [Tau emerald]
  Blue-spotted Hawker Adversaeschna brevistyla
  Australian Emperor Anax papuensis
  Wandering Ringtail Austrolestes leda
  Wandering Percher Diplacodes bipunctata
  Scarlet Percher Diplacodes haematodes
  Tau Emerald Hemicordulia tau
  Aurora Bluetail Ischnura aurora
  Blue skimmer Orthetrum caledonicum
       
Grasshoppers and Katydids  
  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 gumleaf grasshopper Goniaea sp. (genus)
  Inland Macrotona Macrotona securiformis
  Australian Oedaleus Oedaleus australis
  Short-tailed Polichne Katydid Polichne parvicauda
  Unidentified species of grasshopper Praxibulus sp. (genus)
       
Lacewings   Nymphes myrmeleonoides [Blue eyes Lacewing] 
  Antlion lacewing Glenoleon sp. (genus)
  Unidentified mantisfly Mantispidae (family)
  Unidentified Antlion Lacewing Myrmeleontidae (family)
  Blue Eyes Lacewing Nymphes myrmeleonoides
     
Lerps    
  White Lace Lerp Cardiaspina albitextura Spondylias pisplicatuloides [Shell lerps]
  Unidentified sugary lerp Glycaspis sp.
  Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect Psyllidae sp.
  Shell lerp Spondyliaspis plicatuloides
     
     
     
Praying Mantis    
  Large Brown Mantis Archimantis sp. (genus)  
  Garden mantis Orthodera ministralis  
  Purple-winged mantid Tenodera australasiae  
       
Sawflies   Pergagrapta polita [Sawfly]
  Ironbark Sawfly Lophyrotoma analis
  A Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire Perga dorsalis
  A Steel Blue Sawfly Perga sp. (genus)
  A Sawfly Pergagrapta polita
  Unidentified Sawfly Pergidae sp. (family)
  A Sawfly Pseudoperga lewisii
  A Sawfly Pseudoperga sp. (genus)
     
Scale insects & mealybugs  
  A gall forming scale Apiomorpha sp. Coccidae sp. [unidentified Coccid scale]
  Unidentified coccid scale insect Coccidae sp.
  Wattle Tick Scale Cryptes baccatus
  Gumtree Scale Eriococcus coriaceus
  Acacia mealy bug Icerya acaciae
     
     
       
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies Chorista australis [Autumn scorpion fly]
  Autumn scorpion fly Chorista australis
  A Hanging fly Harpobittacus australis
     
Termites  
  Snouted termite, Gluegun termite Nasutitermes sp. (genus)
     
True Bugs    
  Unidentified Tip bug Amorbus sp. (genus) [4 species] Amorbus sp. [unidentified Tip bug]
  Orange Assassin bug Gminatus australis
  Unidentified Plant bug Miridae sp. (family)
  Green stink bug Ocirrhoe unimaculata
  Spined predatory shield bug Oechalia schellenbergii
  Acacia-spotting bug Rayieria acaciae
  Water Strider Tenagogerris euphrosyne
  Gum tree shield bug Theseus modestus
         

 

For more photos of these insects 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
Bees https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/227
Cicadas https://canberra.naturemapr.org/locations/guide/63/241
Cockroaches https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/242
Dragonflies and Damselflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/372
Grasshoppers & Katylids https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/1817
Lacewings https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/297
Lerps https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/266
Praying Mantises https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/267
Sawflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/268
Scale insects & mealybugs https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/269
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/299
True Bugs https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/271
Other insects https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Locations/Guide/63/301

 

 

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