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Fantastic article about NatureMapr and all that our incredible community are achieving in the December 2023 - NPA ACT bulletin.Thanks Jim Lehane for all the support and for helping us get the word out...

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Threatened Species Commissioner meeting and Nov 2023 update


17 Oct 2023

Field trips for Canberra Nature Mappers! The walks previously lead by Ciaran Ernst-Russell and the NSW visit to Yass River, hosted by John Storey, were successfull.The following event was cancelled/po...

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PeterA wrote:
56 min ago
I've been looking at the ANIC specimens recently trying to separate these species. The L. amabilis female specimens have a metallic green or golden abdomen and quite a lot have a purple abdomen. The L. clarki specimens all have a metallic green abdomen. I didn't see any other colours, but this is probably still a small sample.
The L. amabilis I have seen all have a golden thorax, possibly brighter than L. clarki...?
Miranda, perhaps if you catch a specimen, I could look at it under a microscope?

Leioproctus sp. (genus)
donhe wrote:
1 hr ago
I do not understand why Turner's and some BOLD specimens have black forewings with a yellow costa. Is it dimorphic? Polymorphic? Anyway the photo now graces a webpage on the species at
With thanks, Don

Snellenia miltocrossa
PJH123 wrote:
1 hr ago
Don, I do not think so, with two synonyms and at least two redescriptions the general consensus (though not descriptions agree) is that insularis should have white tipped antennae, a black tip to the abdomen and orange tegulae. I do not know of an Amata with as much orange on the thorax as this specimen.

Amata (genus)
trevorpreston wrote:
2 hrs ago
Not sure of this helps but this was quite a tall Juncus, to about 1.5m, with very thick round stems up to perhaps 4mm. Most seemed to have dies off for some reason, perhaps from the dry spell in spring.

Juncus sp.
trevorpreston wrote:
2 hrs ago
Yes this was on a dry rocky hillside.

Carex appressa

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