Gold Coast RegionFauna Insects Spiders

The Gold Coast and Hinterland has some amazing fauna to be found, from mammals, marsupials, birds, reptiles, amphibians, coastal and sea creatures, as well as the small denizens to be found in the scientific class of Insecta and Arachnida, among other amazing creatures.

The region is home to some amazing beetles, including the Jewel Beetles in the family Buprestidae, genus Castiarina.

Castiarina bella, Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Castiarina bella, Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura higginsi), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica), Rainforest Track, Burleigh Heads QLD © Tony Eales
Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica), Rainforest Track, Burleigh Heads QLD © Tony Eales
Castiarina spinolae, Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Castiarina spinolae, Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Amorbus alternatus (Eucalyptus Tip-wilting Bug), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Amorbus alternatus (Eucalyptus Tip-wilting Bug), Gold Coast QLD © Stefan Jones
Stout Vicetail (Hemigomphus heteroclytus) male, at Tallabudgera Creek, Gold Coast QLD © Jeff Melvaine
Stout Vicetail (Hemigomphus heteroclytus) male, at Tallabudgera Creek, Gold Coast QLD © Jeff Melvaine
Ants (genus Pheidole, family Formicidae) with Diphucephala sp (Green Scarab Beetle), Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Ants (genus Pheidole, family Formicidae) with Diphucephala sp (Green Nerang QLD © Hongming Kan
Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica), Rainforest Track, Burleigh Heads QLD © Tony Eales
Green-head Ant (Rhytidoponera metallica), Rainforest Track, Burleigh Heads QLD © Tony Eales
Amerila timolis (Timoli's Frother), Gold Coast QLD © Marc Newman
Amerila timolis, Gold Coast QLD © Marc Newman
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus)
Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus), Burleigh Heads, QLD

This section is a work in progress, more information coming…


Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Hongming Kan
  2. Many thanks for ID to Mark Hanlon, Allen Sundholm, Kimberi Pullen, members of Australasian Beetles Only, Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180404322409639/
  3. Stout Vicetail (Hemigomphus heteroclytus) male © Jeff Melvaine
  4. Photographs © Tony Eales
  5. Amorbus alternatus (Eucalyptus Tip-wilting Bug) © Stefan Jones
  6. Amerila timolis © Marc Newman

Gold Coast RegionFauna Insects Spiders

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