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πŸ”— Number 16 (Spider)

πŸ”— Australia πŸ”— Australia/Western Australia πŸ”— Australia/Australian biota πŸ”— Spiders

Number 16 (c. 1974 – 2016), also known as #16, was a wild female trapdoor spider (Gaius villosus, family Idiopidae) that lived in North Bungulla Reserve near Tammin, Western Australia. She lived an estimated 43 years and became the longest-lived spider on record, beating a 28-year-old tarantula who previously held the title. When Number 16 finally died in 2016, it was not of old age but from a parasitic wasp sting.

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πŸ”— The Great Emu War

πŸ”— Australia πŸ”— Military history πŸ”— Agriculture πŸ”— Australia/Western Australia πŸ”— Birds πŸ”— Military history/Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific military history πŸ”— Australia/Australian history πŸ”— Australia/Australian biota πŸ”— Australia/Australian politics

The Emu War, also known as the Great Emu War, was a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932 to address public concern over the number of emus said to be running amok in the Campion district of Western Australia. The unsuccessful attempts to curb the population of emus, a large flightless bird indigenous to Australia, employed soldiers armed with Lewis gunsβ€”leading the media to adopt the name "Emu War" when referring to the incident. While a number of the birds were killed, the emu population persisted and continued to cause crop destruction.

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πŸ”— Pantala Flavescens

πŸ”— Australia πŸ”— Insects πŸ”— Australia/Australian biota

Pantala flavescens, the globe skimmer, globe wanderer or wandering glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and Pantala hymenaea, the "spot-winged glider", are the only members of the genus Pantala. It was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1798. It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet with good population on every continent except Antarctica although rare in Europe. Globe skimmers make an annual multigenerational journey of some 18,000Β km (about 11,200 miles); to complete the migration, individual globe skimmers fly more than 6,000Β km (3,730 miles)β€”one of the farthest known migrations of all insect species.

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πŸ”— Octopolis and Octlantis

πŸ”— Australia πŸ”— Animals πŸ”— Australia/Australian biota πŸ”— Cephalopods

Octopolis and Octlantis are two separate non-human underwater settlements built by the gloomy octopuses. The first settlement, named Octopolis by biologists, was found in 2009. The individual structures in Octopolis consist of burrows around a piece of scrap metal. In 2016, a second settlement was found, named Octlantis, which instead of burrows, has dens and is built with seashells.