Terrestrial Invertebrates

Sighted in Summer (24.12.15)

Taken 24-12-15, 9583-1

Sighted in Spring 2015 (15.9.15):

Australian Painted Lady

Australian Painted Lady

Common Grass-blue

Common Grass-blue

Long-tailed Pea-blue

Long-tailed Pea-blue

Mutton Cove hosts diverse invertebrates:

Blue-banded bee

Blue-banded bee

Dragonfly 2010-3 (1)

Dragonfly

Among the butterflies seen at Mutton Cove are the Wood White or Jezebel (Delias aganippe), a small blue (Theclinesthes sp.), the Australian Admiral (Vanessa itea) and Cabbage White (Pieris rapae). The latter is introduced.

Meadow argus

Meadow argus

Monarch 8993-2

Monarch

Saltbush blue

Saltbush blue

The heliotrope moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) is a day-flying moth at Mutton Cove and night-flying moths are expected in the warmer months when the mangrove nectar is available.

Heliotrope moth

Heliotrope moth

Small black ants, large red meat-ants, wasps, crane flies, mosquitos
and midges have been recorded, as has the brown and grey jumping spider.