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Moogerah Peaks National Park - Some finds!

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Staehilomyces, May 4, 2018.

  1. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

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    So, I spent the last four days at Moogerah Peaks National Park on school camp. Here's some of the inverts I found!

    Allothereua maculata, Australia's most common scutigeromorph centipede. This one was under a fallen piece of bark, and was surprisingly cooperative when it came to photography.
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    This Hormurus sp. (possibly H. waigiensis) was found at the very summit of Mt Greville, the tallest of the mountains in the area. I found several of these along the hike up the mountain, but this is by far the best photograph I got of one.
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    A very large Nephila edulis, also at the summit of Mt Greville, mere metres away from where the scorpion was found.
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    Rhysida nuda, a small but colorful centipede (these pics do it very limited justice). This one was under a rock just before the entrance to the Mt Greville trail. I found another by a creek at our campsite, but it got away.
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    A reasonably large huntsman, Heteropoda jugulans, found under the same rock as the R. nuda.
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    Another huntsman, possibly Neosparassus sp. found under a log at our campsite.
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    A flighty but photogenic mantid, Sphodropoda tristis. This one was found back at the camp resort after our return from the camp-out in the bush.
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  2. wetwork

    wetwork Arachnosquire

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  3. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Wow - what amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks guys! Glad you like them!