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Austrolestes psyche

Cup Ringtail at Malua Bay, NSW

Austrolestes psyche at Malua Bay, NSW - 10 Oct 2019
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Austrolestes psyche 25 Dec 2020 HarveyPerkins
Austrolestes psyche 11 Nov 2020 jbromilow50
Austrolestes analis 12 Oct 2019 jbromilow50

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   11 Nov 2020
But it lacks the diagnostic 'thumb tab' at the basal dorsum of the 2nd abdominal segment. For that reason it is not a Metallic RT.
   24 Dec 2020
Chris, John - I would have gone along with A. Psyche for this one. For me the shape and narrowness of the antehumeral stripe fits perfectly for Cup Ringtail, but I see no trace of a small tab at the posterior ventral end of that stripe to suggest Wandering Ringtail. Abdominal colour pattern also fits well for Cup Ringtail. What did you base your call for A. leda on, Chris?
CBrandis wrote:
   25 Dec 2020
Hi Harvey, just tying to get it off the unknown list. The flat second tergite colour rather than the peak in the middle for Cup, though females do not appear to be as pronounced. There is a spot behind the top stripe which is good for Cup so will you ID it?
Cheers Chris

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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