Lizard IDs (and maybe a bug, too)

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  1. Xanthine

    Xanthine Not so new Member

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    Hey, I got some shots from around my campus (Ipswich), the house, and a couple of other places. So I was wondering if I could get some IDs. For the insects, I suppose they're here more for interest, but if I can get an ID, that would be awesome. Camera was just the one on my phone, so nothing special.

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    A small skink, ~2 cm SVL, UQ, Ipswich Campus. I was amazed at how close I got to this guy before he ran off, my camera was probably 10 cm away.

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    Rhinoceros beetle saved from an American exchange student, ~4 cm length, UQ, Ipswich Campus. (Scientific name?)

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    Green tree frog (I assume), ~8-10 cm length, My laundry, Goodna

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    Geckos (Asian house geckos?), ~4 cm SVL My patio, Goodna

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    Jewel bug? 1 cm length, UQ, Ipswich Campus

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    This, I have no idea. ~4-5 cm length, UQ, Ipswich Campus

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    A dragon, ~15-20 cm SVL, Movie World, apparently waiting to ride the Green Lantern, shame it was in shed. Also got quite close to it.

    So yeah, any ID's would be great.
     

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    GeckoJosh Almost Legendary

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    The dragon is a Eastern Water Dragon Physignathus lesueurii
    The frog is indeed a Green Tree Frog Litoria caerulea
    The first two geckos look very much like Asian House Geckos Hemidactylus frenatus but the pics are a bit fuzzy to be 100% sure, the 3rd gecko even more so.
    Sorry I cannot help you with the skink or the invertebrates.
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    the Dragon is Intellagama lesueuerii and the skink is Lampropholis delicata
     
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    hey eipper, whats the go with Physignathus and Intellagama? Reclassification or? Looking around they seem interchangeable :S
     
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    Reclassed and split from the Chinese Water Dragon
     
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    The Rhino Beetle is Xylotrupes gideon.
     
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    ty sir
     
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    The orange thing is a Jewel bug or Scutellerid. Probably Tectocoris diophthalmus.
     
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    The bug you don't know looks to me to be a cicada.... I don't knwo the scientific name.... I'm not a cicada expert. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong though.
     
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    the cicada looks like its a magicicada correct me if im wrong
     
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