- Hi Dave, I hope you're well. Any follow-up on my possible Dichromodes sp (from my last message - 18th October? Hope you are able to help, Best wishes Andrew
- Hi, I wonder whether you could identify this scorpion from the Adelaide Hills for me - it was very small, and found undewr a rock in typical dry sclerophyll forest. Many thanks for any help you can give, Andrew
- Thank you Dave, and please pass on my thanks to Ted. He identified various moths for me when I lived in Adelaide. The moth he identified yesterday isn't in the Common book, so I'd never have found out what it was! I've attached a small geometrid this time - perhaps a Dichromodes species, although it doesn't have the typical sharp zigzag patterns on the wings. Thanks for any help you can give. Best wishes, Andrew
Here's another Adelaide Hills moth - can't find any matching images anywhere, but from body shape it looks like a Plusiinae species (albeit without metallic forewing markings). Any idea? Many thanks for any help you can give,
Best wishes, Andrew
- I wonder whether you would be able to identify this scorpion from Black Hill CP in the Adelaide Hills? I'm at a loss as to what it is, and have no books to help me! Any ideas would be much appreciated. It was a small scorpion, just a few cm long. Many thanks, Andrew
- That's really super - thanks Dave.
- Thanks Dave, It's good to know a bit more about that moth, even if it can't be identified. I've attached a different moth photo thatmight be a bit easier - it looks like M.mesotaenia but the bold white line across the wings looks totally different to that species. I can find M.mesotaenia, M.ligata, M.brevi[Removed], M.dubia, M.porphyria & M.coccophaga illustrated on the internet, but none of those photos match this moth. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks as ever. Andrew
- Thanks again Dave - as with other IDs, I've credited you on the photo on my website and am very, very grateful for your help! Whilst searching through some other Hills moth photos I came across the attached, similar species. It has the same scale tufts, but a very different pattern. Presumably this isn't just a variant of A.tactalis? Any ideas?
- Thanks ever so much Dave - I had a look in my McFarland SA geometrids book and it looked very similar to S.melanotoxa, but with more sharply defined straw-coloured markings. I've attached another Adelaide Hills moths that's defied identification by myself - the odd 'bumps' on the wings look very distinctive, however. I have a dorsal image too if it's required. Thanks as ever for your expert help - it's great to finally put a name to some of my unknowns. Andrew
- Thanks for helping with the beetle Dave. Here's an Adelaide Hills noctuid I can't match to anything on the ANIC site or in my two Edwards books. It certainly looks like a distinctive species though. Thanks for any help you can give.
- Update for the bug above, Dave - have searched the Brisbane Insects site, and the Black Hill beetle looks like Choerocoris paganus but lacks the red stripe behind the head. Just regional variation of that species?
- Thanks very much for helping with the grasshopper Dave. Rest assured I've tried to look at all sorts of places on the internet for IDs - with some success too. I don't many photos to ID either, so don't worry - I appreciate you've all quite rightly got far more important things to do with your time! When you said submit things to the relevant web[age, which did you mean? Look forward to hearing from you, and thank you very much again for your help. I've attached an Adelaide Hills beetle which I have not been able to make progress with, even at genus level.
Just discovered this site today. I lived in the Adelaide Hills a couple of years ago, but am now back in the UK. I'm putting all sorts of photos on my website (www.andydownunder.com) but am having trouble identifying some of the insects I saw. Any help you can give would be great. many thanks. I have attached one of the grasshoppers here.