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Invasive Species of Australia

Invasive Species of Australia

The aim of this mission is to highlight SPECIES THAT HAVE INVADED AUSTRALIA. To define an invasive species: "It is an organism that causes ecological or economic harm in a new environment where it is not native. Invasive species are capable of causing extinctions of native plants and animals, reducing biodiversity, competing with native organisms for limited resources, and altering habitats... They can be introduced to an area by ship ballast water, accidental release, and most often, by people." (NOAA website) Sign in to join mission

Invasive Species of Australia
Created by

Neil Ross

6 participants 81 spottings

Invasive species are animals or plants from another region of the world that don’t belong in their new environment. They can lead to the extinction of native plants and animals, destroy biodiversity, and permanently alter habitats. This mission is for spottings that fit the definition of an invade species. Consider that some may even be Australian species, but are displaced. How has habitat been affected by these invaders? Details are important. NB: Australia is a mighty big place, so if your spotting falls outside of the mission radius, it is still welcome!

Invasive Species of Australia

Lat: -30.49 Long: 151.64

Recent Spottings

Cat's Claw Creeper kevin_jackson1 1 0 Cat's Claw Creeper
Mile-a-Minute Neil Ross 6 2 Mile-a-Minute
Cockspur Coral Tree Neil Ross 6 0 Cockspur Coral Tree
Gum Tree Shield Bug Mark Ridgway 8 0 Gum Tree Shield Bug
Galvanised Burr Neil Ross 5 2 Galvanised Burr
Mayne's Pest Neil Ross 3 0 Mayne's Pest
Coral Berry Neil Ross 1 2 Coral Berry
Easter Cassia Neil Ross 2 0 Easter Cassia
Black-eyed Susan Vine Neil Ross 5 2 Black-eyed Susan Vine
Japanese Knotweed Neil Ross 5 2 Japanese Knotweed
Feral Pigs (signs of) Neil Ross 1 0 Feral Pigs (signs of)
Feral Pigs Neil Ross 4 0 Feral Pigs
Purpletop Vervain Neil Ross 2 4 Purpletop Vervain
Mile-a-Minute Neil Ross 1 2 Mile-a-Minute
Bunchy Sedge Neil Ross 2 0 Bunchy Sedge
Mother of Millions Neil Ross 5 10 Mother of Millions
Guinea Grass Neil Ross 1 3 Guinea Grass
Common Carp Neil Ross 0 2 Common Carp
Cane Toad (remains) Neil Ross 2 3 Cane Toad (remains)
Climbing Asparagus Fern Neil Ross 2 0 Climbing Asparagus Fern
Pink Lantana Neil Ross 6 5 Pink Lantana
Spear Thistle Neil Ross 1 0 Spear Thistle
Red Fox (skull) Neil Ross 2 0 Red Fox (skull)
Blue Water Lily Neil Ross 3 0 Blue Water Lily
Creeping Lantana Neil Ross 2 0 Creeping Lantana
Pink Tephrosia Neil Ross 1 0 Pink Tephrosia
Brazilian Nightshade Neil Ross 2 0 Brazilian Nightshade
Cane Toad (toadlet) Neil Ross 1 0 Cane Toad (toadlet)
Madeira Vine Neil Ross 1 3 Madeira Vine
Red Natal Grass Neil Ross 4 5 Red Natal Grass
Formosa Lily Neil Ross 2 0 Formosa Lily
Common Mullein Neil Ross 3 2 Common Mullein
Cumbungi (Bulrush) Neil Ross 2 0 Cumbungi (Bulrush)
Mexican Poppy Neil Ross 6 0 Mexican Poppy
Coreopsis (aka Tickseed) Neil Ross 1 3 Coreopsis (aka Tickseed)
Cane Toad Neil Ross 9 4 Cane Toad
Blue Billygoat Weed Neil Ross 1 0 Blue Billygoat Weed
Mother of Millions Neil Ross 1 0 Mother of Millions
Prickly Pear Neil Ross 1 0 Prickly Pear
Bellyache Bush armadeus.4 9 9 Bellyache Bush
American Cockroach (on spider egg-sac) Neil Ross 1 0 American Cockroach (on spider egg-sac)
Feral Goats (with newborn kid) Neil Ross 6 4 Feral Goats (with newborn kid)
Coastal Gazania Neil Ross 1 2 Coastal Gazania
Smoky brackets Mark Ridgway 7 4 Smoky brackets
Swarming Leaf Beetle armadeus.4 3 2 Swarming Leaf Beetle
Feral Bee or European Honey Bee (hive) Neil Ross 1 0 Feral Bee or European Honey Bee (hive)
Spur-throated Locust armadeus.4 3 5 Spur-throated Locust
Lance-leaved Rattlepod Neil Ross 2 0 Lance-leaved Rattlepod
Castor Oil Plant Neil Ross 2 0 Castor Oil Plant
Blue Water Lily Neil Ross 2 0 Blue Water Lily

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Ornithoptera80 Mark Ridgway Neil Ross kevin_jackson1
Single D armadeus.4
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