SA iNaturalists – September 2022

The South Australian iNaturalists Collection Project

The Great Southern BioBlitz is back again. This year it runs from Friday 28th through to Monday 31st October. There a 6 regions across South Australia participating this year. All observations recorded across these 4 days contribute to the BioBlitz even those outside the designated regions. So take advantage of what will probably be excellent Spring weather and see what you can discover.

In conjunction with the GSB, the BCSA is running the First South Australian Butterfly Count. Any observations from the 5 Butterfly Families in SA recorded from Friday 28th through to Monday 31st October will be included in the count. BCSA even has a few prizes on offer.

The Great Southern BioBlitz Moth Night is running again this year. It’ll focus on recording Moth species on the night of the 29th, but any Moths recorded across the 4 BioBlitz days will be included in the project.

There are other events being run across SA during the BioBlitz at The Bee Hub in Brownhill Creek, the Waite Conservation Reserve, Black Hill Conservation Park, and more.

Featured Observations from September

A Shield-bearing Moth from an undescribed Genus that pollinates Guinea-flowers (Hibbertia sp.) discovered in Belair National Park by @mariannebroug.

An undescribed Madrella Nudibranch at O’Sullivan Beach by @mtank.

A White-bellied Sea-Eagle that has raided a Silver Gull colony flying over Port Gawler by @protomammal.

A Gold-tailed Odorous Ant encountering a Gold-tailed Sugar Ant in Mount Gawler Native Forest Reserve by @anthonypaul.

The Starwort Asterella drummondii in Belair National Park selected as iNaturalist’s Observation of the Day, by @knicolson.

Possibly the first record in SA of the Headshield Slug Spinophallus falciphallus at Aldinga Reef by @mtank.

A recently emerged Clouded Footman at Lewiston by @adel_plainsgirl.

A Bluelined Leatherjacket at Rapid Bay by @davemmdave.

A xanthic Red Beaks Orchid sighted at Wanilla by @elusiveorchids.

An Amblyopone australis Ant at Anstey Hill Recreation Park by @anthonypaul.

A hybrid Pheladenia deformis × Caladenia capillata Orchid sighted by @grassroots-ky.

These are taken from observation during the month with at least one ‘favourite’. If you see an interesting observation from SA, remember to favourite it, and it might appear here at the end of the month.

Do you have a particular expertise and are keen to help out with identifications in SA? Select your favourite taxa below to head to the Identify page:

Aves / Amphibia / Reptilia / Mammalia

Ray-Finned Fishes / Mollusca / Arachnida

Insecta / Plantae / Fungi / Protozoa / Unknowns

Data used for this post taken on the 9th of October. It excludes any observations and identifications from September that were uploaded after this date