Catocheilus apterus-hyalinatus complex

Catocheilus apterus and C. hyalinatus are variable, and similar, species which cannot be separated except on male genitalia characters.

cf. Catocheilus apterus-hyalinatus complex
Late December 2010
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
The male is winged and carries the female around with him.
 

Mid January 2012
Sisters Beach

Mid November 2014
Waverley Reserve, Howrah
Female waiting to attract a male.  Original presentation on left.
 

Mid November 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

 

Female
Mid January 2013
Rocky Cape National Park,  Sisters Beach

Mid January 2013
Sisters Beach
Different females waiting to attract a male.  The females were emerging above the high tide line on the beach. Males were very active at dusk.
Male collecting and mating with a female.

Mid January 2013
Sisters Beach
Male feeding female
Early January 2011
Sisters Beach
Male feeding a female.
 
Movie of male feeding female, Sisters Beach

Mid December 2013
Knocklofty Reserve Hobart
Female preparing for burrowing.
   
Late December 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
       
Mid November 2014
Buckland
   
Early January 2016
Sisters Beach
Stranded due to torn wing

    

Mid January 2021
Rocky Cape/pinmatik
Female waiting for male, and then collected by the male about 10 minutes later.
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