Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens

Spiny Rice-flower


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A fuzzy photo taken by a colleague today with a point-and-shoot camera of a flowering male Pimelea spinescens plant at Mount Cottrell, with what appears to be a pollinator in action. In another image the insect has its head inside the flower. Pollinators for Critically Endangered Spiny Rice-flower are not yet known, so we'd love to know what this creature is, at least to family if possible.


Date & Time

  2019-07-25 11:44 AM


-37.759972 , 144.633829 : 142.29 m

Near Mount Cottrell VIC 3024, Australia


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  1. Wendy Moore  I am no expert but have a look at this

    Reply • 25 Jul 2019

  2. Wendy Moore  oops try this https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoftasmaniadiptera/suborder-nematocera/sciaridae-dark-winged-fungus-gnats

    Reply • 25 Jul 2019

  3. Lawrie Conole  Thanks Wendy. Looks like a very good match!

    Reply • 26 Jul 2019

NS Observation No. 5D394624C347D5589900019D
Created 2019-07-25 04:03 PM (10 months ago)
Created By Lawrie Conole
Updated 2019-07-26 09:48 AM (10 months ago)
Updated By Lawrie Conole
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Photo Quality record-only
Camera Date-Stamp Yes
Camera Geotag No
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