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Insects are the most abundant and diverse of all creatures. One tree in a rainforest in South America was sprayed and resulted in around 30,000 individuals . There are tens of thousands of insects that have not as yet been described (named). Species lists for insects are never complete and little exist for Magnetic Island. Many insects can only be identified by order or family . Many are not well known or studied. For this reason, here, we will present a growing photo gallery of insects found on Magnetic Island rather than separate pages. As more come to hand they will be added. This gallery is by no means comprehensive.(last added to 29.01.07)

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Lepidoptera -Butterflies and moths

Hymenoptera -Bees, wasps and ants

Diptera - Flies

Neuroptera - Lacewings

Hemiptera- Bugs

Odonata - Damselflies and Dragonflies

Phasmids- Stick Insects

Coleoptera - Beetles

 

Insect Order   Information
Orthoptera- grasshoppers, locusts,crickets

Photo: C. Lane

  • Date: 02/01/07
  • 4cm (apx size)
  • West Point Rd.
  • diurnally (daytime) active

 

 

Photo: C. Lane

  • Date: 19./02/6
  • 4cm (apx size)
  • Picnic Bay
  • diurnally (daytime) active
  • caught on food plant
Blattodea -roaches

 

  • Giant Native Cockroach
  • Date: 18/02/6
  • 10cm (apx size)
  • Nelly Bay in National Park
  • rescued from creek
  • sand burrowing
Coleoptera - Beetles

 

Photo: C. Lane

  • Prionid Longicorn Beetle
  • Agrianome spinicollis
  • Date: 9/11/06
  • 6cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted

 

    

Photo: A.Jacobs

  • Date: 29/11/5
  • 3cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted



 

 

Photos: C.Lane

  • Date: 6/11/5
  • 1cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted

 

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Photo: A.Jacobs

  • Date: 6/11/5
  • 2.5cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted
  • apx 2cm

 

Photo: C.Lane

  • Date:17/10/5
  • 1cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted

 

Photo: C.Lane

  • Date: 17/10/5
  • 2cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted

 

Photo: C.Lane

  • Date: 24/10/5
  • 2.5cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted

Hemiptera- Bugs

 

 

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Photo: C.Lane

  • Bug
  • Date: 2-1-07
  • 1.5cm (apx size)
  • Nelly Bay
  • diurnally active
  • on food plant

Diptera- Flies

 

Photos: C.Lane

  • Cydistomyia spp.(?)
  • Date: 5/11/5
  • 2cm (apx size)
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • diurnally active
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Photo: C.Lane

  • Fly
  • Date: 12/06
  • 1.5cm (apx size)
  • Hills adj Gustav Cr
  • diurnally active
Hymenoptera - Wasps, Bees and Ants

Photo: C.Lane

  • Wasp
  • Delta acuata
  • Date: 17/10/5
  • 4cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • diurnally active
  • water atracted
  • builds large dome shaped chambered mud nest

Photo: C.Lane

  • Green Tree Ants
  • Oecophylla smaragdina
  • Date: 2/04/06
  • 1cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • diurnally active
  • carrying large spider leg (apx 13cm)

Photo: P. Centurino

  • Ant
  • Date: 3/04/06
  • 2.5cm (apx size)
  • Horseshoe uplands
  • diurnally active
  • solitary living

 

Photo: C.Lane

 

  • Date: 30/11/5
  • 1cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted
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Photo: C.Lane

Odonata - Damselflies and Dragonflies

Photo: C.Lane

  • Dragonfly
  • Date: 09/06
  • 5cm (apx body size)
  • Arcadia
  • diurnally active
  • water attracted
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Photo: C.Lane

  • Dragonfly
  • Orthetrum villosovittatum(?)
  • Date: 09/06
  • 5cm (apx body size)
  • Arcadia
  • diurnally active
  • water attracted

Neuroptera - Lacewings

 

 

 

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Photo: C.Lane

  • Lacewing
  • Date: 30/11/5
  • 1.5cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light atracted
Lepidoptera - Moths and Butterflies

 

Photo: C.Lane

  • Hawk Moth
  • Date: 30/11/5
  • 5cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light atracted

 

Photo: C.Lane

  • Moth
  • Date: 30/11/5
  • 3cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light atracted
  C. Lane
  • Moth
  • Date:08/06
  • 3cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia

 

  C. Lane
  • Moth
  • Date:08/06
  • 1.5cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
  • nocturnally active
  • light attracted
  C. Lane
  • Eggfly butterfly
  • Date:08/06
  • 4cm (apx size)
  • West Point area
  • diurnal
  • resting in vine thicket
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  • Blue tiger butterfly
  • Tirumala hamata
  • Date:08/06
  • 4cm (apx size) wingspan 7.5cm
  • West Point area
  • diurnal
  • resting in vine thicket
Phasmids- Stick Insects
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  • Stick Insect
  • Date:10/06
  • 12cm (apx size)
  • Arcadia
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