1. Swift Ghost Moth

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    [taxonomy:binomial=Aenetus ramsayi] [taxonomy:family=Hepialidae] The moth is known from Queensland and NSW. Wingspan ranges from 80-100 mm. The moth has no proboscis since it does not feed and may only last a day. The markings on the fore wing look like wood block shapes as if covered by a green glaze, reminiscent of holding a beautiful Chinese bowl to the light.

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    • Leaf-like Moth

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      [taxonomy:binomial=Xenomusa monoda] [taxonomy:family=Geometridae] It would be challenging to provide a common name for all 22,000 + of Australia's moth species, only half of which have been described. This is the most leaf-like moth I have ever seen. It is found in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

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      • Gilled Mushroom

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        [taxonomy:binomial=Gymnopilus sp] [taxonomy:family=Strophariaceae] The genus has 200 species world wide, most of which grow on wood. They are among the most prolific spore producers among gilled mushrooms.

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        • Lacturid Moth

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          [taxonomy:binomial=Eustixis sapotearum] [taxonomy:family=Lacturidae] The Moth occurs in New South Wales and Queensland.

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          • Scarlet Percher

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            [taxonomy:binomial=Diplacodes haematodes] [taxonomy:family= Libellulidae] The species occurs throughout Australia (except Tasmania), in Timor, New Guinea, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

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            • Blue Skimmer

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              [taxonomy:binomial=Orthetrum caledonicum] [taxonomy:family= Libellulidae] The species is widespread in Australia including Tasmania. It is found in a range of still and flowing water habitats, including temporary waters, which was the case here.

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              • Noctuid Moth

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                [taxonomy:binomial=Lophoptera abbreviata] [taxonomy:family= Noctuidae] The only recorded sighting of this moth in the Atlas of Living Australia occurred in south east Queensland. It isn't this one.

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                • Poinciana Longicorn Beetle

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                  [taxonomy:binomial=Agrianome spinicollis] [taxonomy:family= Cerambycidae] This large, 60 mm long, broad beetle occurs in rainforest and open forest in eastern Australia. It is Lord Howe Island's largest beetle.

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                  • Night-blooming Cactus

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                    [taxonomy:binomial=Hylocereus undatus] [taxonomy:family= Cactaceae] The plant is used as an ornamental vine and fruit crop. Its native origin has not been resolved.

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                    • Extinct or Alive?

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                      Transvestite shaman Geyserbird explores an abandoned zoo which has been reclaimed by nature. This song by Gran Tour ( https://grantour.bandcamp.com) examines how the slow processes of evolution contrast with the rapid advance of globalisation under the neo liberal capitalist system. Our attempts to control nature are more likely to result in our ( and others) extinction unless we evolve our thinking and practises and react FAST to correct the damage we are doing to our environment and challenge the "make hay while the sun shines" mentality of governments and corporations who don´t seem to care too much about the legacy they leave behind.

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