Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
    
It's possible 20 different species can look identical (needing dissection to differentiate); as such many id's here don't go to species level
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 56.   19 native species listed, with 14 from Ellura
Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Centipede (Chilopoda)
Centipede
Scolopendromorpha
Centipede
Scolopendridae
Giant Centipede
Scolopendridae sp
Na
ema
 
House Centipede
Scutigeromorpha
House Centipede
Scutigeridae
House Centipede
Scutigeridae sp
Na
ema
 

Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Millipede (Diplopoda)
Millipeded
Polydesmida
Millipede
Paradoxosomatidae
Native Brown Millipede
Somethus cf castaneus ?
Na
a
Thank you Bob Mesibov for confirming the identification of this species

Bob said it could either be S. castaneus or S. lancearius based on location.
Whole, dorsal (~34mm)
Face, no eyes
Juliform Millipeded
Spirostreptida
Juliform Millipede
Spirostreptida sp
Juliform Millipede
cf Spirostreptida sp
Na
em
Thank you Bob Mesibov for identifying this species for us

Of this specimen, Bob said "Very interesting, and probably a (native) spirostreptidan - never seen this patterning before, though!"

The legs on the 1st-5th segments are diagnostic, as are the eyes & genetalia. So it's important to try and photograph these areas clearly for id. As you can see, I wasn't able to. Everytime I turned it over, it turned back and ran.
In terms of colour (ie darkness & amount of orange coming through); this specimen varied considerably depending on the camera settings.
Twisted, darker
Whole & size
5 Segment legs
Eyes
Fast

Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Ametabolous Arthropod (Entognatha)
Springtail
Collembola
Springtail
Hypogastruridae
Springtail
Hypogastrura sp
Na
ema
Not a true insect. They are small (up to 3mm) and have 6 legs, 2 stumpy feelers & 2 eyes (made up of 8 ocelli). Dark pink underneath with dark purple backs.
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Globular Springtail
Symphypleona
Globular Springtail
Symphypleona
Brown Globular Springtail
Symphypleona sp ES1
Na
em
Similar Species: Varied Carpet Beetle  
Dorsal
Globular Springtail
Symphypleona
Globular Springtail
Symphypleona
Green Globular Springtail
Symphypleona sp ES2
Na
a
Not a true insect. They are small (we've measured under 2mm) and have 6 legs, 2 feelers & 2 eyes (made up of 8 ocelli). Look more like a spider with a distinct head and abdomen; unlike the other springtails.
Dorsal (body ~1.3mm)
Profile
Front

Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Web-spinner
Embioptera
Web-spinner
Embioptera
Web-spinner
Embioptera sp?
Na
em
 
Termite
Isoptera
Termite
Isoptera sp
Termite
Isoptera sp
Na
ema
 
Worker
Colony (found when splitting firewood)
Alate (Winged breeding termites)
Alate (Showing 4 wings)
Alate (dropped it's wings)
Stick Insect
Phasmida
Stick Insect
Phasmatidae
Children's Stick Insect
Tropidoderus childrenii
Na
em
Thank you Ethan Beaver for identifying this species for us

Named after zoologist John George Children, not because children like them.
More details about him can be found here John George Children
Thank you to Frank Prinz & Martin Lagerwey for the link; via Bowerbird.
Male, whole
Male, Body
Male, Head & Neck
Male, Wings (closed)
Bark Louse
Psocodea
Bark Louse
Ectopsocidae
Bark Louse
Ectopsocus sp
Na
a
 
Bark Louse
Psocodea
Bark Louse
Psocodea sp
Bark Louse
Trichadenotecnum enderleini
Na
em
At only 2.5mm body length, it wasn't the easiest animal we've tried to photograph
It's seems to be a relatively common species but isn't described in Smithers (1990) that we can see. However, it matches very closely Ptycta enderleini, in the paper "Systematic Position of Trichadenotecnum enderleini" by Yoshizawa & Smithers. We use the ALA for naming, which still uses the old name; Trichadenotecnum enderleini, not Ptycta enderleini as described in the above paper.
Dorsal
Profile
Anterior
Thrips
Thysanoptera
Thrips
Phlaeothripidae
Giant Thrips
Idolothrips spectrum
Na
a
This is a bit of a scientific joke we think. "Giant" as in much bigger than others, but still tiny.
Head & Antennae
Ovipositor (hairy end)
Body, dorsal
Thrips
Thysanoptera
Thrips
Phlaeothripidae
Thrips
Phlaeothripidae sp
Na
em
A strange note on the English language - it seems it's one thrips or two thrips, not one thrip.
Dorsal
Profile
Silverfish
Zygentoma
Silverfish
Lepismatidae
Striped Silverfish
Ctenolepisma sp ES1
Na
em
 
Silverfish
Zygentoma
Silverfish
Lepismatidae
Silverfish
Ctenolepisma sp ES2
Na
em
 
Dorsal
Ventral (Silvery)
Silverfish
Zygentoma
Silverfish
Lepismatidae
Silverfish
Lepismatidae sp
Na
em
 

Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Crustaceans (Malacostraca)
Peracarid Crustacean
Isopoda
Terrestrial Crustacean
Armadillidiidae
Pill Bug
Armadillidium vulgare
I
ema
Other Common NamesPill-bug, Pillbug, Roly-poly, Slater or Woodlouse
 
Dorsal + size
Ventral
Eyes + Pill Shape
Peracarid Crustacean
Isopoda
Terrestrial Crustacean
Philosciidae
Slater
Laevophiloscia yalgoonensis
Na
em
Other Common NameWoodlouse
 

Animal (Animalia) - Mollusc (Mollusca) - Gastropod, Slug, And Snail (Gastropoda)
Land Snail & Slug
Stylommatophora
Small Land Snail
Hygromiidae
Common White Snail
Cernuella virgata
I
em
Other Common NamesCommon Garden Snail, Maritime Gardensnail, Vineyard snail
 
Whole, hole
Whole (shell ~6mm diameter)
Dead, hole
Whole, dead

Animal (Animalia) - Flatworms (Platyhelminthes) - Free-living Flatworm (Rhabditophora)
Planarians
Tricladida
Flatworm
Geoplanidae
Adelaide's Planarian
Artioposthia adelaidensis
Na
a
Other Common NamesPretty Land Planarian, Flatworm

Thank you Dr Leigh Winsor for identifying this species for us
 

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