Pimelopus porcellus porcellus

Pimelopus porcellus porcellus   Female
Early February 2012
Long Spit Private Nature Reserve, Marion Bay
Identification thanks to Peter McQuillan and Lynne Forster.
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Mid April 2015
Marion Bay Beach
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brown individuals.

This species forms very distinctive tracks in the sand

Their motion is laborious.  This video shows real time movement, and the photo to the right shows the meandering (often circular trails).


Late April 2018
Cosy Corner South Camping ground.
Preparing to burrow into the sand.
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Early January 2020
Arthur River
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Late January 2022
Sisters Beach
Above the high tide line on the beach.
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