Siphanta acuta Group

The acuta Group as defined by Fletcher (1985) includes 16 species of generally similar colouring and external features. Examination of the genitalia is usually required to confidently place specimens to species level. From this group Tasmania has two species, S. acuta and S. hebes.
Early June 2011
Hobart
Siphanta  Siphanta  Siphanta

Late April 2017
Sisters Beach
Photo KE

Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
Photo KE

Mid January 2013
Sisters Beach
On Marram grass
Photo KE

Early November 2017
Kingston Beach

Rare blue morph
Late March 2015
Geilston Bay
Image by John Phillips, used with permission.

Late March 2015
Hobart

Egg mass (with parasitic wasp)
Early March 2014
Port Sorell
on Coastal Wattle (or Boobyalla) Acacia longifolia subsp sophorae
Photo KE

Early March 2019
Ulverstone
On a rose leaf
Photo KE

Mid Novemebr 2023
Scamander
Photos KE

IMG 9146  IMG 9147 2

Empty egg mass
Late September 2012
Hobart
Photo KE

Early March 2021
Hobart/nipaluna
Photo KE
IMG 8688

Very early instar nymph
Early March 2023
nipaluna/Hobart
Photo KE
IMG 6750.  IMG 6751

Early instar nymph parasitised by a Dryinid wasp (the brown lump under the wing bud)
  

Early March 2019
Ulverstone
Photos KE
Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
On Acacia longifolia subsp sopohorae.
Photos KE

 

Mid March 2014
Port Sorell
On Acacia longifolia subsp sopohorae.
Photo KE

Early March 2019
Ulverstone
Photo KE

Late January 2024
Ulverstone
With comparison to Scolypopa australis
Photos KE
IMG 0001  IMG 0002  IMG 9999

Early March 2021
Hobart/nipaluna
Photo KE
IMG 8700

Early November 2022
nipaluna/Hobart
Photos KE
IMG 4966  IMG 4967  IMG 4968  IMG 4969  IMG 4970  IMG 4971  IMG 4972