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This species is found over most of Australia. Feeding mostly on various Mistletoe. A new sighting for the Conservation Area.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans with further reference available at http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pier/argenthona.html

“This species occurs around the world in tropical areas. Adult moths have forewings with a complex pattern of variable colours. The hindwings contain white patches. Pupation occurs in a cocoon covered in debris typically on a tree trunk.” A first time sighting on the Conservation Area. A wingspan about 5cm.

I.D. and reference is courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans.

Further reference is available at http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/calp/linteola.html

Adult female Diathrausta ocreipennis moth with a wingspan of 10 mm. Found in New South Wales and Queensland. A new species for the Conservation Area with no common name.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison Evans and further reference available at

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/ochreipennis.html

Four new nesting boxes have been constructed for the use of Brush-tailed Phascogale and Insectivorious Bats and to be placed in riparian zone along Sportsman Creek.

The largest native bee in Australia. They are solitary and pollen eaters, the female lays eggs in hollow wood. Black abdomen and yellow thorax with distinctive black spot. A new sighting on the Conservation Area.

With glossy iridescent black wings and unique straw-like neck feathers. When sourcing suitable pastures they fly on thermals in a “V” formation and are an abundant and nomadic species.

Common Welcome Swallow in mud nest feeding brood of chicks.

This species can be migratory and are found across the Continent. Their are several subspecies from Indonesia and Samoa. A first time sighting on the Conservation Area.

I.D. courtesy of Don Herbison-Evans further reference available http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pier/java.html

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