Common Names of Some of Townsville's Wildlife


A
Ants
Ant Lion
Apostlebird
Army Worms
Assassin Bugs
Auger Beetle
Australian Cockroach
Australian Crow B'fly
Aust. Duskhawker D'fly
Aust. Leafroller Tachinid
Awls
 
B
Backswimmers
Bag Moths
Banana Aphid
Banana Stalk Fly
Banjo Frog, Northern
Bar-Shouldered Dove
Bark-mimicking Grasshopper
Beanpod Borer
Bee (Honeybee)
Bee Flies
Bee-Hawk Moth
Bell Moths
Bird-eating Spider
Bizarre Looper
Black-backed Magpie
Black-faced Monarch Flycatcher
Black & White Butterfly
Black & White Tiger B'fly
Black Duck
Black Field Cricket
Black Ground Mantid
Black House Spider
Black Kite
Black Swan
Blackheaded Skimmer D'fly
Black-spotted Grass-blue
Blowflies
Blue Argus B'fly
Blue Banded Eggfly B'fly
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Blue Flower Wasp
Blue Skimmer Dragonfly
Blue Tiger B'fly
Blue-tongued Lizard
Blues (Butterflies)
Boobook Owl, Southern
Brolga
Brown Awl
Brown Flower Beetle
Brown Lacewings
Brown Ochre
Brown Saddlebags D'fly
Brown Soldier
Brown Sugarcane Cicada
Brown Tree Snake
Browns (Butterflies)
Brown Ringlet B'fly
Burying Mantis
Bush Flies
 
C
Cabbage Centre grub
Cabbage Moth
Cabbage Webworm
Caddis Flies
Cairns Birdwing Butterfly
Cane Beetle, Greybacked
Carpet Python
Case Moths
Centipede
Christmas Beetle
Chocolate Argus
Chroma Awl
Cicadas
Click Beetles
Clothes Moths
Cockroaches
Colourful Broadheaded Bug
Common Garden Caedicia
Common Grass Blue
Common Hover Fly
Corella, Little
Cotton Harlequin Bug
Cotton Tip Worm
Cotton Web-spinner
Copperhead Skink
Coppers (Butterflies)
Crab Spiders
Crane Flies
Croker's Frother
Crotalaria Moth
Crotalaria Podborer
Cruiser
Crusader Bugs
Cnenotus Skink
Cuckoo Wasps
Cucurbit Stemborer
Curlew, Eastern
Cup Moths
Cycad Blue
 
D
Daddy-long-legs Spider
Dainty Green Tree Frog
Damselflies
Dark-Winged Stick Insect
Darkling Beetles
Darter, Australian
Dendrobium Beetle
Digger Wasps
Diggle's Jewel B'fly
Dingy Brush-brown B'fly
Dingy Swift
Diving Beetles
Donovan's Tiger Moth
Dragonflies
Dung Beetles
Duskhawker Dragonfly
Dusky Grass Skipper
Dusky Knight B'fly
 
E
Earwigs
Eastern Brown Crow B'fly
Eggfruit Caterpillar
Egret, Eastern Great
Emerald Moths
Emperor Gum Moth
Emperor Moths
European Earwig
European Wasp

Evening Brown B'fly

 

F

Fairy Gerygone

Fairy Martin

Fiery Skimmer Dragonfly

Figleaf Beetle

Fire Ant (introduced)

Fireflies

Fire-tailed Resin Bee

Fire-tailed Skink

Flesh Flies

Floury Baker Cicada

Flower Spiders

Flower Wasps

Flying Fox, Little Red

Frilled-neck Lizard

Fringe-tufted Moths

Fruit Fly (Q-fly)

Fruit Fly (Drosophila sp.)

Fruit Piercing Moth (1)

Fruit Piercing Moth (2)

Fruit-spotting Bug

Fruit Tree Borer

Fungus-eating Ladybird

G

Gardenia Bee-hawk

Giant Grasshopper

Giant Green Slantface

Garden Mantid

Garden Spider

Giant Centipede

Giant Waterbugs

Gidgee Bug

Glasswing Butterfly

Goat Moths

Golden-abdomened Ant

Gordian Worm

Grape Vine Hawk Moth

Graphic Flutter Dragonfly

Grass Moth

Grass Jewel B'fly

Green Bladder Cicada

Green Emperor Dragonfly

Green Grass Dart

Green Lacewings

Green Stink Bug

Green Tree Ants

Green Leaf-hopper

Green Whizzer

Grey Duskhawker D'fly

Grey House Spider

Grey Huntsman Spider

Ground Beetles

Gum Leaf Skeletoniser

H

Hairy Caterpillar

Hamadryad B'fly

Hatchet Wasps

Hawk Moths

Heliotrope Moth

Hibiscus Cutworm

Horehound Bug

Hornet (Spider Wasp)

Horsehair Worm

Hover Flies

Huntsmen Spiders

I

Irrorated Tabby moth

J

Jacana

Jewel Beetles

Jewel Bugs

Jewel Spider

Joseph's Cloak Moth

Jumping Spiders

Jute Looper

K

Katydids

Koel, Eastern

L

Lace Monitor

Lacewings

Ladybird Beetles

Lantana beetle

Lantana Stick Moth

Lantern Flies

Large Auger Beetle

Large Grass Yellow B'fly

Large Green Jassid

Leafhoppers

Leaf Miner Flies

Lesser Wanderer B'fly

Leewin's Honeyeater

Lima Bean Pod Borer

Little Black Cormorant

Little Whiner

Little White Lichen Moth

Long-Tailed Pea Blue

Longhorned Moths

Longicon Beetles

Long-jawed Spiders

Lynx Spiders

M

Macadamia Kernel Grub

Macleay's Spectre

Magpie Moth

Mango Shoot Caterpillar

Mantid Lacewings

March Flies

Matchstick Grasshoppers

Mealybug Ladybird

Mealybugs

Metallic Shield Bug

Midges

Migratory Locust

Millipede

Miskin's Blue

Moisture-loving G'hoppers

Mole Cricket

Monarch Butterfly

Mosquitoes

Moth Flies

Mottled Field Cricket

Mud Dauber Wasp (Sceliphron)

Mud Dauber Wasp (Delta sp.)

Museum Beetle

Myna, Common

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

N

Narrow-necked Grain Beetle

Net Winged Mantid

Nobby

Northern Grass Pygomorph

Northern Purple Azure

Northern Ringlet

Nutgrass Borer

NZ Vegetable Bug

O

Orange Assassin Bug

Orange Brush-brown B'fly

Orange Palm-dart

Orange Ringlet B'fly

Ornate Kangaroo Tick

Orb Web Spiders

Orchid Flash Butterfly

Oystercatcher, Sooty

Owl Flies

P

Pacific Black Duck

Pale Ciliate Blue

Pale Orange Dart

Painted Grasshawk D'fly

Pandanus Planthopper

Paper Wasps

Peafowl

Peacock Jewel moth

Perilla Leaf Moth

Picture-winged Flies

Pigeonpea Pod Borer

Pigeon, Torresian Imperial

Pink Leaf Moth

Pirate Bugs

Planthoppers

Pod Sucking Bugs

Pumbago Blue B'fly

Poinciana Longicon

Pond Skaters

Processionary Caterpillar

Preying Mantis

Purple Cerulean B'fly

Purple Crow B'fly

Purple-winged Mantis

Q

Queensland Spotted Pygomorph

Quandong Moth

R

Rare Red Eye

Raspy Crickets

Raven, Australian

Red-back Spider

Red-capped Plover

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo

Redtail Damselfly

Red Arrow Dragonfly

Rhinoceros Beetle

Rice Grasshopper

Robber Flies

Rocket Frog

Rove Beetles

Rufous Fantail

S

Salvinia Moth

Sand Wasps

Sapphire Flutterer Dragonfly

Satin-green Forester

Scaled Cricket

Scarab Beetles

Scarlet Percher Dragonfly

Scorpions

Senecio Moth

Shielded Bush Cricket

Shining Oak Blue

Short-bodied Cellar Spider

Short-tailed Polichne

Silver Wisp Dragonfly

Silverfish

Silver Flies

Silver Forget-me-not B'fly

Skippers

Slant-faced G'hoppers

Slender Green Mantid

Slend-lined Longicon

Sloane's Wingless C'roach

Small Dusky Bl;ue

Small Fruit Tree Borer

Small Green-banded Blue

Snake Bird

Snout Moths

Snouted Tigers

Soldier Beetles

Soldier Fly

Soyabean Moth

Speckled Cockroach

Spider Ant

Spider Wasp

Spiny Spider

Spitting Spiders

Spittle Bugs

Spotted Grass-blue

Spotted Katydid

Spotted Pea-blue

Spur-throated Grasshoppers

Spur-throated Locust

Springtails

St. Andrews Cross Spider

Stick Insects

Stilleto Fly

Stink Bugs

Striped Arboreal C'roach

Striped Snake-eyed Skink

Sugarcane Froghopper

Sugarcane Looper

Sunbird

Swampwatcher Dragonfly

Sweet Potato Weevil

Swift Ground Spider

Swallowtail Butterflies

Swamp Darter

Swamp Tiger B'fly

Sweet Potato Leaf Miner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

T

Tailed Emperor B'fly

Tau Emerald Dragonfly

Tent Web Spider

Termites

Threadleg Assassin

Three-lined Potato Beetle

Three Punctured Diving Beetle

Ticks

Tiger Beetles

Tiger Cherrynose

Tiger Crane Fly

Tiger Longicon

Tiger Moths

Timolis' Frother

Torresian Imperial Pigeon

Torpedo Moths

Tortoise Beetles

Tree Hoppers

Tree Lucerne Moth

Tree Snake, Common

True Crickets

Tussock Moths

Twin Dusky Blue

Twisted Moth

Two-lined Dragon

U

Ulysses Butterfly

V

Variable Ladybeetle

Varied Eggfly B'fly

Vinegar Fly

W

Walker's Frother

Wanderer Butterfly

Wandering Glider D'fly

Warren's Hook-tip Moth

Wasps

Water Beetles

Water Boatmen

Water-loving Grasshopper

Water Scorpions

Water Strider

Wattle Snout Moth

Webspinners

Weevils

Welcome Swallow

Whirligig Beetles

White Eyecap Moths

White-breasted Sea Eagle

White-faced Heron

White-gaped Honeyeater

White Leafhopper

Whites (Butterflies)

Wood Boring Beetles

Wood Moths

X

Y

Yellow Banded Dart

Yellow Butterfly

Yellow-eyed Plane B'fly

Yellow-horned Clerid

Yellow-shouldered Ladybird

Yellow-striped Flutterer

Yellows (Butterflies)

Yellow Longicon

Yellow Paper Wasp

Yellow Peach Moth

Yellow Sugarcane Cicada

Yellow Tussock Moth

Yellow-winged Locust

Z

Zebra Blue B'fly

Zodiac Moth