Keroplatidae Larvae

Keroplatidae larvae exhibit broad biology. Some genera are typical ‘fungus gnat’ fungus feeders, while other genera are primarily predaceous. For Tasmania, the latter includes the bioluminescent Tasmanian cave glowworm (Arachnocampa tasmaniensis), Macrocera spp., and the unusual Tasmanian land planarian parasitoid, Planarivora insignis.

Early June 2012
Bridport
Found under wood.
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Showing the webbing.

Late May 2012
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Mid April 2014
St Patrick’s Head, St Marys
Under a log.
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Mid August 2015
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Mid July 2016
Central Castra region
Under fallen timber.
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Mid July 2016
Preston Falls
Under fallen timber.
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Early August 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Under a rock.
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Late August 2017
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
Under a rock ledge.
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Early October 2020
Bridport
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Early July 2021
Bridport
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IMG 0043  IMG 0041
Late October 2023
Kelcey Tier, Devonport
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Late October 2023
Kelcey Tier, Devonport
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