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The following is a list of 76 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
  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
  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    
  Stick Insect, Large Brown Mantis Archimantis latistyla  
  Garden mantis Orthodera ministralis  
  Purple-winged mantid Tenodera australasiae  
Sawflies   Pergagrapta polita [Sawfly]
  Ironbark Sawfly Lophyrotoma analis
  Cattle Poisoning Sawfly Lophyrotoma interrupta
  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
  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:

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Grasshoppers & Katylids
Praying Mantises
Scale insects & mealybugs
Scorpionflies and Hangingflies
True Bugs
Other insects



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