Monday, March 24, 2008

Hair Pins

The hair pin Banksia's flower is quite amazing when viewed in macro.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spit Fires!

The next time you see a bunch of spitfires on a gum branch, stop for a closer look at the harmless larval stage of some of Australia's wasps.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Garden Orb Weaving Spider - Eriophora biapicata

The Garden Orb Weaver is truly a master weaver! It carefully and skillfully constructs an amazing web every night only to carefully pull it down the following morning. Webs can be 3 metres in length! Feel privileged if you find these harmless spiders in your back yard!

Atractomorpha spp

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Danaus plexippus - Monarch

The Monarch larvae feed upon the introduced Swan Plant. Their life cycle is amazing, from this stage they shed their skin as they transform into a bright green chrysalis before hatching into the Orange Black and White butterfly!