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  • Bright Green Slug?

    September 2018

    This bright green creature was adhered quite firmly to a camphor laurel leaf on the ground. It looks like a slug but I have never seen anything like it. What is it?

  • Mouse or marsupial?

    August 2018

    Stripe-faced Dunnart. Photo courtesy of Anthony McDonnell.

    I found this little fellow under an old sheet of iron and thought it was a mouse, on closer inspection it looked different to the mice we usually get here. Can you tell me what it is?


  • Flying antennae

    July 2018

    Note the very, very long antennae of the cranefly Megistocera filipes. It also has distinctive wing veins and markings.
    Credit: Anne Hornstra.

    I found this intriguing-looking insect in a sealed tank of tadpoles. Is it a cranefly and if so, how did it get there? Is that long extension from the head incredibly long antennae or its proboscis? I can't see whether the point of attachment is the head or mouth!


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