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Bright Green Slug?

Bright green slug, or is it something else?

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  • 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!


  • Don’t eat me, I’m too pretty!

    June 2018

    A pyrgomorph grasshopper, showing off its tiny red wings. Photo courtesy of Greg Dyer.

    We’ve recently received multiple questions about insects caught in the act of flashing colourful body parts. What are they, and what are they doing?


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