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  • Maroga melanostigma Fruit Tree Borer

    13 Dec 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    A smooth white moth with a wing span of 40 mm, with, as the name suggests two small spots of black on the wings. Surprisingly, the underside showed orange and black banding on the dorsal side of the abdomen and a white belly. The legs were covered with short orange coloured setae. Eyes and antennae were black. labial palps were rec-curved.

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    1. Cathy Powers  Valuable underside image - great pictures.

      Reply • 14 Dec

  • Unidentified

    18 Nov 2018-37.9,145.2Leuba Ridgway

    Solitary stalked outgrowths from stems of a eucalyptus tree ( species not known) about 25 mm long and about 5 mm at the thickest part. One of them had split outer layers and a definite pointy tip. This gall was parasitised. There were two similar but smaller galls on other branches but these had rounded tips. The galls were all dry.

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  • Rickenella spp.

    10 Jun 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    Caps of this bright orange mushroom were no more than 10 mm with a deep central depression. Younger fruiting bodies were almost hemispherical, flattening out as the mature. Caps showed some striation and margins were wavy. Stipe was smooth and slightly paler than the cap. Could not get a shot of the gills. Possibly Rickenella fibula.

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  • Phellodon spp.

    06 Jun 2018-38.5,144.9Leuba Ridgway

    A leathery, thick fruiting body with frilly greyish-white margins. The centre of the caps were dark, almost black and looked silky. The largest of these caps were about 50 mm wide. Growing on damp sandy soil in a reserve of mixed natives. This is possibly Phellodon niger.

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  • Unidentified

    06 Jun 2018-38.5,144.9Leuba Ridgway

    A robust mushroom with a purplish brown cap, about 40 mm wide. Some viscosity seen on cap which had a broad flattened umbo. The stipe was pale with blue longitudinal fibrils, widening at the base and then tapering. Gills were tan with a grey tint. Spore print tan with a hint of purple. Spotted growing on damp sandy soil, in leaf litter in a reserve of mixed natives.

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    1. Cathy Powers  Species added.

      Reply • 11 Jun

    2. John Walter  I am sorry to quibble Leuba, but I do not think this is E. gelatinosum. I guess you are working on the brief description provided by Gates in the Tasmanian field guide however the complete description found in The Entolomataceae of Tasmania, Noordeloos and Gates 2012 provides further detail that excludes your find. This description notes that the pileus is "not translucently striate", the lamellae as "deeply emarginate to adnexed, ventricose, crowded", and the stipe as "tapering towards base". The pileus is clearly striate in your example and the lamellae are not deeply emarginate nor adnexed but appear to be adnate and they are not crowded. Your notes above and the images show your specimen's stipe is widening at the base and not tapering. It is also important to note that Entoloma have pink spores not tan.

      Reply • 18 Jun

    3. John Walter  I cannot see any of the telltale tan/brown fibrils on the stipe that would indicate it is a Cortinarius, however there does appear to be a small amount of brown staining where the fibrils would be.

      Reply • 18 Jun

    4. Leuba Ridgway  Hi John, Thank you for your comments and so sorry for the late response. I had no knowledge of what this fungus was so I posted all my photos on Victorian Fungi on Facebook hoping that an expert would help. Genevieve Gates had a look at it and said that it was probably E. gelatinosum because of the viscid cap. It is also frequently mistaken for a Cortinarius. Those are the exact colour of the spores - I did know that Entoloma have pink spores. I have checked other spore prints of Entoloma and they look similar to mine. The "pink" looked "tan" to me - my mistake. I do appreciate your comments but where do we go from here ?

      Reply • 05 Jul

      • John Walter  Hi Leuba, Genevieve Gates certainly knows more about Entoloma than I ever hope too and much of what I have picked up has come from her work. I recall a long discussion I had with Genevieve when in the Tarkine in Tasmania a few years ago now. The topic was the inability of fungi to conform to our ideas of species definition, or, to put it more correctly, our inability to see past the many variations in colour and form of fungi when attempting to make identifications. I agree that your spore print looked more tan than pink, but today I am viewing it on a different computer and screen and this device renders the colour as clearly pink! The general morphology indicates an Entoloma species and 'The Entolomataceae of Tasmania' lists the viscosity of the cap as a key identification feature of E. gelatinosum. Also, I have not found any other Entolomas in that publication that have a viscid cap. The most troubling part for me is the statement in the description that the pileus is "not translucently striate". It is quite common to state that a species is translucently striate, but it is very unusual to see a species listed as not being so, which indicates to me that this is an important feature. I have not counted exactly, but approximately 30 different collections were examined when preparing the Tassie publication on Entoloma. Have you kept the spore print? If so, perhaps we can work out a way or me to examine some of the spores under my microscope which may shed some light on this. My email address is public on Natureshare and you are welcome to contact me directly on this.

        Reply • 09 Jul

        • Leuba Ridgway  Hello John, I have been away from this site for awhile so haven't been able to respond. I totally agree with what you say - it is difficult to identify specimens with such scant knowledge. Unfortunately I destroyed the spore prints soon after collection. But I will remove the Id as it is misleading. Again, I appreciate your willingness to discuss this with me. I do remember where I collected this specimen and might visit the area in Winter if this Dry does not persist...thanks again.

          Reply • 27 Nov

  • Cystophora torulosa

    01 Jun 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    This attractive sea weed had a zig-zagging tough central stalk with small densely clustered bladder like blades, arising at points in the zig-zag. Some blades had a bifurcation. The whole body of the seaweed was a brownish green with dark brown tinges. Said to grow in the low intertidal and shallow subtidal rocky reefs with moderate wave action, to depth of 10 m. Spotted along the high tide mark on a sandy shore, along with other sea weeds - Western Port Bay

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  • Gloiosaccion brownii

    01 Jun 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    This pale reddish brown elongated sac-like structure with a club shaped tip and narrow base is part of a red seaweed which grows in a clump, attached to the sea floor by a discoid holdfast. The inside of the bladder appears to be filled with mucilage. This bladder was about 50 mm long. This seaweed can grow up to 16 cms in length. The outer walls of sacs growing in rough waters are said to be thicker than those in calm waters. The secretory cells lining the inside of the sacs produce highly viscous mucilage. Spotted along the high tide mark along with other sea weeds on a sandy beach - Western Port Bay. Occur in Seagrass beds upto a depth of 20 mts.

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  • Thylacodes sipho Common Worm-shell

    25 May 2018-38.0,145.0Leuba Ridgway

    This coiled thin shell with pale orange bands is that of a marine gastropod/snail that lives in a coiled tube. The snails resemble tube worms (polychaetes) because of the structure but are in a different family. The tube is usually cemented to other structures. Unlike other snails, this species does not have an operculum or lid.

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    1. David Francis  How interesting! Reminds me of the tube-worm Galeolaria but it is in a completely different phylum. I would never have guessed it was a mollusc.

      Reply • 29 May

    2. David Francis  Thylacodes sipho added.

      Reply • 29 May

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thanks David. I thought it was a tube-worm too...Interesting isn't it ?

        Reply • 29 May

  • Electroma papilionacea Common Butterfly-shell

    25 May 2018-38.0,145.0Leuba Ridgway

    A bivalve with paper-thin shells and about 40 mm wide. It had broken orange bands radiating from the umbo (where the valves are hinged). A very fragile specimen that was surprisingly intact despite being blown about in the wind. The slightly flared part of the shell near the umbo (on the Lt side in Pic 1) is called the auricle or wing, giving the species it's common name.

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    1. David Francis  So beautiful and delicate! E. virens added.

      Reply • 29 May

      • Leuba Ridgway  David, I am sorry to do this to you. I have just been informed by an expert from Tasmania that E. virens is no longer the accepted name. It is now Electroma papilionacea. Could this be rectified please.

        Reply • 29 May

    2. David Francis  Electroma papilionacea added. Would you please update the name, Leuba.

      Reply • 30 May

  • Goniocidaris tubaria Thorny Sea Urchin

    06 May 2018-38.5,145.2Leuba Ridgway

    This slate-pencil sea urchin would have been about 50 mm across. It had probably just died and been washed ashore - still had most of its short thick primary spines and smaller needle like secondary spines. The primary photo is of the top side (aboral) and the second is of the underside (oral) with the mouth in the middle. Just visible in pic 4 is a triangular white tooth-like structure in the centre which is part of a complex dental apparatus called the "Aristotle's Lantern". The shorter spines were a deep red and the thicker ones were paler, some with deep red ridges. It is possible that a few long ones were broken at this stage. Spotted on the rocky ocean shore -low tide mark on the south coast. (Phillip Island)

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    1. Cathy Powers  Leuba - if I could triple star this, I would. Great compilation of images and information.

      Reply • 10 May

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. I was really excited to find this one with spines intact. I absolutely love marine invertebrates.

        Reply • 27 May

    2. David Francis  Goniocidaris tubaria added. Another great marine species for NS. Maybe we should start a marine species group.(Seashore Species?)

      Reply • 11 May

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David. Sorry for the delayed response. We should start a group. i am sure there would be others with some good specimens. I have a few more to post..

        Reply • 27 May

  • Pyura stolonifera Cunjevoi Sea Squirt

    13 Aug 2012-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    Sea squirts/ tunicates/ascidians which appeared like clumps of collapsed "sand-crusted" sacs stuck to a sea fan. Each sac had two openings with scalloped edges - one on top and the other to the side (inhalant & exhalant siphons). The sacs seemed to have a reddish tinge. The inside of each sac had organs which were red in colour with a brown segment towards the base (pics 3 & 4). The organs seemed to be covered by mucilaginous substance. Commonly also called Conjevoi.

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    1. Cathy Powers  How amazing - and really nice image!

      Reply • 29 Apr

    2. David Francis  Pyura stolonifera added to db.

      Reply • 29 Apr

    3. David Francis  Nice additional images of dissected individual showing internal organs.

      Reply • 29 Apr

    4. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David

      Reply • 09 May

  • Aulactinia veratra Common Green Anemone

    22 Mar 2018-37.8,148.7Leuba Ridgway

    The anemone was about 50 mm with tentacles extended and floating in the water. Tentacles were numerous, translucent but dark green in colour and had pointy ends. The oral disc was covered by sand and therefore not visible. Where the anemones were out of water, they looked like dark clumps studded with sand grains. Partially submerged anemones (pic 3) were interesting in that the submerged part had extended tentacles and the exposed part was curled up displaying a sand encrusted column. Long striations could be seen in the retracted column which was the same colour as the tentacles. Spotted in rock pools - rocky intertidal zone (Cape Conran)

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    1. David Francis  Name added to db https://natureshare.org.au/species/aulactinia_veratra (new name).

      Reply • 04 Apr

    2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David.

      Reply • 04 Apr

  • Rhipicera (Agathorhipis) femorata Fan-horned Beetle Feather-horned Beetle

    13 Mar 2018-37.2,145.4Leuba Ridgway

    A black wedge-shaped beetle about 15 mm long with white specks on elytra and dramatically flabellate antennae. Legs were a deep brown with black colouring at the femoral and tibial joint. A slightly humped scutellum and head were also black. Spotted on a young eucalyptus tree in a small reserve. The larvae are ecto-and endoparasitic on other insect larvae, possibly of cicada. Commonly called feather-horned beetle.

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    1. David Francis  See https://natureshare.org.au/observations?species=Rhipicera+%28Agathorhipis%29+femorata Already in database.

      Reply • 30 Mar

    2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David. Sorry, don't know how I missed it.

      Reply • 30 Mar

  • Brachidontes rostratus Beaked Mussel

    22 Mar 2018-37.8,148.7Leuba Ridgway

    These mussels were about 40 mm long. The purple shells had black rims with thin curved lines. They were seen in clusters and were of varying sizes. Spotted on exposed rocks - rocky shoreline in the intertidal area ( Cape Conran, Victoria)

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    1. David Francis  Brachidontes rostratus added.

      Reply • 30 Mar

  • Galeolaria caespitosa Intertidal Tubeworm

    22 Mar 2018-37.8,148.7Leuba Ridgway

    This mass resembling worn coral was about 10 cms across. On the surface were crescent shaped structures which were the open ends of calcareous tubes constructed by tubeworms. They have clustered together and probably grown on a snail, completely enveloping it and forming a hard mass, as suggested by Audrey Falconer(Marine Research). The mass was partially covered with sand but red algae could be seen growing on the mass. The tubes are built by annelid fanworms from the family Serpulidae. The worms have branchial crowns in two lobes, one of them has a stalked operculum (lid). The branchial croown form the gills and also helps to capture food. The worm lives within the tube and retracts into the tube when in danger or when the tide is out, pulling the operculum down tight to shut the opening of the tube. A dense mass of tubes can form a microhabitat for other marine creatures. My thanks to Audrey Falconer ( Marine Research) for identifying this mass. Spotted in a rock pool in an intertidal zone of a rocky shoreline ( Cape Conran, Victoria). These tubeworms are seen from Southern Queensland all along the southern coast to Western Australia.

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    1. David Francis  Galeolaria caespitosa added to db. Location doesn't completely rule out the morphologically identical Galeolaria gemineoa, separated by DNA studies. See http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au/species/11175

      Reply • 30 Mar

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you for adding the ID to the database David and your message. Prior to posting here I sought help from the Marine Research Group of The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria. Audrey Falconer (an expert on Marine Invertebrates) provided me the ID. Also given the location where it was found, I believe the species to be correct. I also checked the Port Phillip marine life web site as it's very useful.

        Reply • 30 Mar

  • Meridiastra calcar Carpet Sea Star Eight-armed Cushion Star

    22 Mar 2018-37.8,148.7Leuba Ridgway

    An eight-armed carpet sea star with greenish grey colouring. The arms showed some red along the margins. The body pattern included small white scalloping and the central disc was a beautiful green. The arms were well defined ending in thick rounded tips. This sea star was about 50 mm across. Spotted in a rock pool - intertidal rocky shore (Cape Conran) facing the Bass Strait. They occur all around the Australian coast.

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  • Sypharochiton pelliserpentis Snakeskin Chiton

    22 Mar 2018-37.8,148.7Leuba Ridgway

    A mollusc with a flattened body and eight distinctive overlapping plates that protect them from predators and crashing waves. This chiton was grey-green in colour, about 63 mm x 35 mm. The girdle encircling the plates had a snake-skin like appearance giving it the common name "snakeskin chiton". These chitons were found along with barnacles, attached to the side of a rock in an intertidal rocky shore (Cape Conran) off the south coast of Victoria facing the Bass Strait. This species is said to prefer rock surfaces in the mid-tide region, rather than under rocks in lower -or sub-tidal zones.

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    1. David Francis  Sypharochiton pelliserpentis added to the db.

      Reply • 30 Mar

    2. David Francis  Barnacle family, Synagogidae also added.

      Reply • 30 Mar

  • Endotricha spp.

    06 Feb 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    This moth had a wing span of 20 mm. Typical to this species, it stood on it's front legs holding it's up-curved abdomen in the air with the apices of the fore wings resting on either side. The wings were a mix of grey and brown with thin wavy lines. The costa had white markings down the whole length. Spotted under bright garden light. Unsure of the ID as there are a few with varying wing patterns and colour.

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  • Hydroclathrus clathratus

    20 Jan 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    A brown algae with a thallus (body) with multiple holes of varying sizes. The algae is said to be about 10 cm in diameter. But in the one that was washed ashore it was a loose mesh like a woolen hair net. The whole mass was compressible and soft. Found on the inter-tidal zone off Western Port Bay (Balnarring Beach). They are said to grow in the tidal zone. 'Hydro' = water, 'Clathrus' = mesh This species forms dense mats.

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    1. David Francis  Hydroclathrus clathratus added. Great to see some marine biodiversity!

      Reply • 27 Jan

  • Aplysia sydneyensis Sea Hare

    20 Jan 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    This sea slug would have been about 5 " in length. It had mottling of cream and brown. The ear-like sensory clubs or rhinophores and oral tentacle were withdrawn and the usually extended side flaps called parapodia were flipped back. The mantle and atrophied shell could be seen (pic 5) as a reddish radiating structure. I have the expert Mattt Nimbs to thank for the ID. He says "Definitely Aplysia. And yes probably A sydneyensis, there is a wheel like pattern of radiating stripes on the mantle that sits over the vestigial shell: a distinguishing characteristic of sydneyensis"

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    1. David Francis  Aplysia sydneyensis added.

      Reply • 27 Jan

    2. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David.

      Reply • 01 Feb

  • Zonaria spp.

    20 Jan 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    A small clump of brown algae (Phaeophyceae) with flat dark lower branches and twisted paler tips. Spotted on a tidal zone - Balnarring beach ( Westernport Bay). My thanks to Janine Baker for identifying the genus. Possibly Z.spiralis

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    1. David Francis  Zonaria spp. added. (NS adds the group/plural name: spp. = set of all Zonaria species).

      Reply • 27 Jan

    2. Leuba Ridgway  Thanks !

      Reply • 01 Feb

  • Thuretia quercifolia

    20 Jan 2018-38.4,145.1Leuba Ridgway

    A dense clump of pale orange seaweed (red algae) with oak-leaf shaped fronds/thalli. Washed-up onto the beach off Westernport Bay (Balnarring Beach). This species gets it's name "quercifolia" fro the oak-shaped fronds. It is reported that this is a common and distinctive species found in deep waters in the rough-water coasts of southern Australia. My thanks to Janine Baker for the ID.

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    1. David Francis  Thuretia quercifolia added. I was surprised to discover that the Red Algae are separated from the Green and Brown Algae at the Kingdom level!

      Reply • 27 Jan

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thanks David. I have to read about these everytime to refresh my memory. I have several others but might be difficult to identify them.

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  • Unidentified

    06 Jan 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    A small, very active dark beetle commonly called Water Penny from family Psephenidae had a slightly dorso-ventrally flattened body. The elytra showed two narrow bands of pale specks. The pronotum which was the same colour as the elytra had a pair of short pale streaks on either side of midline arising from the posterior margin. The lateral margins had pale flecks. The elytra stopped short of the terminal abdominal segments. Head was small with relatively large closely placed eyes. Antennae were segmented. Legs were thin with feeble tarsi. Flew in towards the garden lights on a warm night and then disappeared under some wood. ( Please add Sclerocyphon sp.)

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  • Unidentified

    17 Jan 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    This oecophorine moth had a white head and thorax. Wings were white with broad, dark costal margins which were broken by two oblique bands of white on either side. The body of the fore wings showed dark smudges and spots. Labial palps were re-curved. Wing span about 20 mms. Attracted to bright garden lights on a warm day. Area has tall gum trees. (Please add Palimmeces hemiphanes. Thanks.)

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  • Chloroclystis filata

    17 Jan 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    An attractive moth with patches of rust brown and grey on the fore wings and narrow white wavy transverse bands that dipped down at the apices. Hind wings showed thin wavy brown lines and a broader white band near the trailing margin. The under side of the silky wings were pale. Wing span about 20 mm. Spotted under bright garden lights.

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  • Tortricopsis pyroptis

    10 Jan 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    A small attractive moth that looked almost square because of a hunched back. Satiny wings were a creamy colour deepening to a reddish-brown towards the trailing margins. Two lines of small black dots slanted downwards from the mid-costal area. Wing span - 20 mm. Drawn to bright garden lights. Mixed natives in the area.

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  • Dysbatus sp. (1)

    05 Jan 2018-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    A moth with a wing span of about 30 mm. It was more grey than brown with the fore wings showing a central transverse band. Each fore wing had two oblique black lines, one running from wing base downwards to the inner margin and a shorter one from the apex of each fore wing running upwards. Spotted under bright lights on a warm night in a suburban garden. Mixed native trees around. Also near a national park. I am hoping the moth will return tonight so I can get a better shot/natural light. Thanks to Cathy Powers for confirming this as Dysbatus.

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    1. Cathy Powers  Leuba - I am fairly certain that this is Dysbatus sp. 1. The lines match the description. It is in Moths of Victoria Part 5 and there is a CD page that details the difference between sp. 1 and D. singularis. The light has changed the colour of the moth which is usually grey.

      Reply • 06 Jan

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you Cathy. I was fairly certain it was Dysbatus just the oblique marking threw me. I am not able to access the CD at the moment but will have a look soon.

        Reply • 06 Jan

  • Dysbatus sp. (1)

    28 Dec 2017-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    This moth had an attractive shimmer to its grey-brown wings. The wing veins stood out and were a distinctive brown. Each fore wing had two thin transverse black lines that together formed a band when at rest. Within the band was a small black crescent shaped mark. A narrow black line traversed the thorax along the anterior edge. Underside of wings were pale with dark sooty patches nearer the trailing margins. Wing span would have been about 30 mm. Spotted in a suburban garden. Probably attracted to lights at night. Thanks to Cathy Powers for the ID.

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    1. Cathy Powers  Leuba - This is Dysbatus sp (1) - beautiful specimen.

      Reply • 30 Dec 2017

      • Leuba Ridgway  Cathy, Please know that when I cry for help with moths I am hoping that you would have a look at them. Didn't know if it would be appropriate to refer them directly to you. Thanks for confirming this as Dysbatus - this is the best specimen I've got so far.

        Reply • 03 Jan

  • Stereocaulon ramulosum

    18 Nov 2017-37.9,146.4Leuba Ridgway

    These attractive clumps of pale grey lichen were seen on rocks. They appeared to start of as regular clumps with soft tight branches with minute convoluted bluish grey pads. The branches appeared to open up into long pendulous filamentous strands ending in rounded brown apothecia. Spotted on rocks at an altitude of 1200 mts. in a national park (Baw Baw NP) Wondering if this is a species of Cladonia. Any help with an ID will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    1. John Walter  This is Stereocaulon ramulosum - the brownish tips are the spore releasing apothecia and the blue-grey warty lumps are called cephalodia. This species has a dual symbiosis, the fungus and a green alga in the main structure and the fungus and a cyanobacterium in the cephalodia. Hence it represents three different kingdoms!

      Reply • 16 Dec 2017

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you very much for the information and ID John- how interesting. I am so pleased I spotted this attractive lichen.

        Reply • 23 Dec 2017

    2. David Francis  Intriguing information. Stereocaulon ramulosum now ready for use in the database. Please add id.

      Reply • 18 Dec 2017

      • Leuba Ridgway  Thank you David. I am pleased I posted it on NS -always get expert help.

        Reply • 23 Dec 2017

    3. John Walter  Stereocaulon ramulosum species id suggested

      Reply • 18 Dec 2017

    4. Leuba Ridgway  Thank you John for adding the ID.

      Reply • 23 Dec 2017

  • Idaea philocosma Flecked Wave

    13 Dec 2017-37.9,145.3Leuba Ridgway

    This slightly pearly, creamy moth had a wing span of about 20 mm. The wings had dark flecks - about three rows on the fore wings and two on the hind wings. The trailing margin of each wing had a thin dark broken line and a short white fringe. Attracted to garden lights on a warm night - mixed native trees around.

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