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The following is a list of 32 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   Papyrius nitidus [Coconut ants]
  Golden-tailed sugar ant Camponotus suffusus
  Unidentified species of sugar ant Camponotus sp. (genus)
  Meat Ant Iridomyrmex purpureus
  Unidentified species of Iridomyrmex Iridomyrmex sp.
  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)
  Bark cockroach Laxta sp. (genus)
Dragonflies and Damselflies Hemicordulia tau [Tau emerald]
  Blue-spotted Hawker Adversaeschna brevistyla
  Wandering Percher Diplacodes bipunctata
  Scarlet Percher Diplacodes haematodes
  Tau Emerald Hemicordulia tau
  Blue skimmer Orthetrum caledonicum
  Aurora Bluetail Ischnura aurora
  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
  Unidentified species of grasshopper Praxibulus sp. (genus)
Hanging flies    
  A Hanging fly Harpobittacus australis Nymphes myrmeleonoides [Blue eyes Lacewing] 
  Antlion lacewing Glenoleon sp. (genus)
  Unidentified Antlion Lacewing Myrmeleontidae (family)
  Blue Eyes Lacewing Nymphes myrmeleonoides
  Unidentified mantisfly Mantispidae (family)
Praying Mantis    
  Garden mantis Orthodera ministralis  
  Purple-winged mantid Tenodera australasiae Pergagrapta polita [Sawfly]
  Sawfly Pergagrapta polita
  Steel Blue Sawfly or Spitfire Perga dorsalis
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:

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Hanging flies
Praying Mantises



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