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Subject: Never seen before bug
Location: Frankston, Melbourne, Australia
January 8, 2017 6:27 am
Hi took this pic yesterday of strange looking bug
Signature: Vanessa

Feather-Horned Longicorn

Dear Vanessa,
We have several images in our archive of the Feather-Horned Longicorn,
Piesarthrius marginellus, from Australia

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Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
Signature: CE

Stilt Legged Fly

Stilt Legged Fly

Dear CE,
Like another of your submitted images, we believe this is a Stilt Legged Fly in the family Micropezidae, but unlike the previous image, we have not been successful in finding any matching images from Australia online.  We are postdating this submission to go live to our site when we are out of the office for the holidays at the end of the month.

Correction Courtesy of Karl:  Banana Stalk Fly
Hi Daniel and CE:
This is actually a Banana Stalk Fly (Family Neriidae); we usually call them Cactus Flies in North America. Depending on which source you read, there are either two or three species in Australia. Of these, I believe Telostylinus lineolatus is the closest match. Regards, Karl

Thanks so much Karl.  Interestingly, we have a mating pair of Banana Stalk Flies from Hawaii in our archives, and that posting is also listed as Stilt Legged Flies.  We will create a Cactus Fly subcategory for both postings.

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Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
Signature: CE

Signal Fly, we believe

Signal Fly, we believe

Dear CE,
We believe this is a Signal Fly in the family Platystomatidae based on this BugGuide image of a member of the genus
Rivellia.  According to BugGuide they are found:  “worldwide, incl. most of the Americas” and “Found on foliage, feces.”  Australian species are represented on FlickR and Discover Life.  Because we will be away from the office during the holidays, we will be postdating this submission to go live at the end of the month.

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Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
Signature: CE

Stilt Legged Fly

Stilt Legged Fly

Dear CE,
This is a Stilt Legged Fly in the family Micropezidae, and we are quite confident we have identified it as the Black Stilt Legged Fly,
Mimegralla australica, thanks to the Brisbane Insect website where it states:  “Flies in this family have very long legs, although the front pair is usually shorter. Their body is slender with patterned wings. They usually mimic either wasp or ant. This Black Stilt-legged Fly is black in colour with two write strips on each wings. All legs are black except the smaller front pair with write tips.”  This species is also pictured on the Atlas of Living Australia.  We are postdating this submission to go live to our site at the end of the month when we are away from the office for the holidays.

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Subject: What bugs are these?
Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
December 3, 2016 7:11 am
Found these in my yard.
Signature: CE

Palm Planthopper Nymph

Palm Planthopper Nymph

Dear CE,
We are pretty confident this is a Planthopper nymph in the family Family Lophopidae, probably a Palm Planthopper nymph,
Magia subocellata, based on images posted to the Brisbane Insect site and FlickR.  We are postdating this submission to go live to our site at the end of the month while we are away for the holidays.

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Subject: What is this!?
Location: Buderim QLD 4556
November 30, 2016 6:00 pm
Hey there,
Found this little guy in my garage. Would say it would nearly be the size of my hand. Was HUGE!
His back looked like wood and he had six legs.
I live on the Sunshine Coast and it’s the first day of Summer here.
Thank you
Signature: Lilly

Prionid

Prionid

Dear Lilly,
This Root Borer in the subfamily Prioninae looks like
Agrianome spinicollis, and your submission is the third this year of this species.

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