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Harpobittacus australis

Hangingfly at Wodonga

Harpobittacus australis at Wodonga - 13 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Harpobittacus australis Yesterday MichaelMulvaney
Harpobittacus australis 13 Dec 2020 HarveyPerkins
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis 13 Dec 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

Not as many of these about as there were a month or so ago. They still look weird.

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   13 Dec 2020
This is a scorpionfly (Mecoptera) - a quite distinct group (Order) from the Diptera (flies & mosquitos), to which the Leptotarsus belongs.
Kyliegw wrote:
   13 Dec 2020
Wow. Thanks Harvey. I didn't know that.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 6 Abundance
  • 13 Dec 2020 09:20 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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