NSW-QLD Day 8

6 April 2011
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This started out as a bad day; I was an hour from where I wanted to be and in the middle of a forest. I wanted to get to a nearby river to hunt dragonflies and the day was warming up fast. It was a nice forest so I did decide to stop and have a look around and a creek crossing before leaving the forest altogether and I was glad I did.

Numerous butterflies came down to drink at the water's edge, including several species I had possibly not seen before (or at least not photographed). At this location (Goodnight Scrub, north-west of Brisbane) I also added a new damselfly to my list: Red-tipped Shadefly Argiocnemis rubescens.

I left the forest in the early afternoon still wanting to visit the river but as it turned out the site was destroyed by the floods — the tree lined riparian zone was now just desolate, skeletal trees and poor habitat — I was glad I stayed in the forest as this turned out to be one of the best days.

To top it off, travelling back in the evening I stumbled across a roadside pond with Pygmy Wisp Agriocnemis pygmaea and then a couple of geckos crawling around a wall in the evening. The damsel was another new species for me as was the gecko — I had not actually previously seen geckos in the wild at all.

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image/jpegbird Struthidea cinerea BanBanSprings110406-5766.jpg i06-Apr-2011 17:01  92.7 KB 880×672
image/jpegbutterfly Appias paulina ♂ Goodnight110406-5188.jpg i06-Apr-2011 11:08  81 KB 1024×640
image/jpegbutterfly Eurema hecabe Goodnight110406-5360.jpg i06-Apr-2011 11:36  89 KB 1024×768
image/jpegbutterfly Graphium eurypylus Goodnight110406-5385.jpg i06-Apr-2011 11:54  77.8 KB 720×640
image/jpegbutterfly Protographium leosthenes Goodnight110406-5598.jpg i06-Apr-2011 13:33  74.4 KB 800×656
image/jpegbutterfly Ypthima arctous Goodnight110406-5412.jpg i06-Apr-2011 12:14  63.7 KB 896×688
image/jpegdamselfly Agriocnemis pygmaea BanBanSprings110406-5821.jpg i06-Apr-2011 17:21  25.3 KB 800×560
image/jpegdamselfly Argiocnemis rubescens ♀ Goodnight110406-4949.jpg i06-Apr-2011 10:02  37.8 KB 960×560
image/jpegdamselfly Argiocnemis rubescens ♀ Goodnight110406-4959.jpg i06-Apr-2011 10:04  45.6 KB 960×560
image/jpegdamselfly Argiocnemis rubescens ♀ Goodnight110406-5002.jpg i06-Apr-2011 10:14  57.7 KB 768×576
image/jpegdamselfly Argiocnemis rubescens ♂ Goodnight110406-5618.jpg i06-Apr-2011 13:43  42.4 KB 896×608
image/jpegdamselfly Argiocnemis rubescens ♂ Goodnight110406-5703.jpg i06-Apr-2011 14:00  37.1 KB 880×576
image/jpegdamselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas ♀ Goodnight110406-5560.jpg i06-Apr-2011 13:17  52.4 KB 880×576
image/jpegdamselfly Pseudagrion ignifer ♀ Goodnight110406-4903.jpg i06-Apr-2011 09:34  54 KB 960×640
image/jpegdamselfly Pseudagrion ignifer ♂ Goodnight110406-4932.jpg i06-Apr-2011 09:51  49.4 KB 960×560
image/jpegdamselfly Pseudagrion ignifer ♂ Goodnight110406-5525.jpg i06-Apr-2011 12:58  88.8 KB 1600×960
image/jpegdragonfly Austrogomphus amphiclitus ♀ Goodnight110406-5712.jpg i06-Apr-2011 15:08  49.5 KB 864×752
image/jpegdragonfly Austrogomphus amphiclitus Goodnight110406-5473.jpg i06-Apr-2011 12:28  63.7 KB 960×688
image/jpegdragonfly Nannophlebia risi ♂ Goodnight110406-5743.jpg i06-Apr-2011 15:16  54.8 KB 880×736
image/jpegdragonfly Orthetrum villosovittatum Goodnight110406-4865.jpg i06-Apr-2011 09:21  88.2 KB 960×720
image/jpegdragonfly Orthetrum villosovittatum Goodnight110406-5100.jpg i06-Apr-2011 10:58  89.2 KB 960×720
image/jpeggrasshopper Goodnight110406-5427.jpg i06-Apr-2011 12:18  82.2 KB 720×960
image/jpeglizard Gecko BanBanSprings110406-5841.jpg i06-Apr-2011 18:27  59.6 KB 656×368
image/jpeglizard Gecko BanBanSprings110406-5843.jpg i06-Apr-2011 18:28  60.6 KB 960×512
image/jpegvine flower Goodnight110406-5017.jpg i06-Apr-2011 10:16  42.6 KB 640×512

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