Wonga Park Dragonflies

22 January 2012

Decided to visit the Yarra River around Mount Lofty in Wonga Park. Had some other people with me including one that was after the Unicorn Darner dragonfly Austroaeschna unicornis and Powdered Wiretail damselfly Rhadinosticta simplex, which they hadn't seen before. As always seems to be the case, after they left I found both around the next corner!

We had to brush aside numerous spider-webs, most commonly the Enamel Spider Araneus bradleyi, which can have quite variable patterning on their back (this one is green). I also had an unusual-looking arthropod clambering over me at one stage which we weren't sure of at the time — turns out to be a Whip Spider Ariamnes colubrinus, apparently a fairly common species in eastern Australia.

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image/jpegdamselfly Nososticta solida ♀ WongaPark120122-4234.jpg i22-Jan-2012 15:41  32 KB 1024×512
image/jpegdamselfly Nososticta solida WongaPark120122-4263.jpg i22-Jan-2012 15:47  27 KB 768×576
image/jpegdamselfly Rhadinosticta simplex ♀ WongaPark120122-4166.jpg i22-Jan-2012 13:34  27.5 KB 464×720
image/jpegdamselfly Rhadinosticta simplex ♀ WongaPark120122-4170.jpg i22-Jan-2012 13:37  73.1 KB 960×720
image/jpegdamselfly Rhadinosticta simplex ♀ WongaPark120122-4173.jpg i22-Jan-2012 13:42  38.5 KB 640×960
image/jpegdamselfly Rhadinosticta simplex ♀ WongaPark120122-4211.jpg i22-Jan-2012 14:28  38.9 KB 640×960
image/jpegdamselfly Rhadinosticta simplex ♂ WongaPark120122-4280.jpg i22-Jan-2012 16:35  47.8 KB 880×736
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna unicornis ♂ WongaPark120122-4189.jpg i22-Jan-2012 13:58  15.8 KB 720×560
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna unicornis ♂ WongaPark120122-4294.jpg i22-Jan-2012 17:15  72 KB 800×768
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna unicornis ♂ WongaPark120122-4314.jpg i22-Jan-2012 17:26  87.2 KB 960×784
image/jpegdragonfly Hemigomphus gouldii ♂ WongaPark120122-4107.jpg i22-Jan-2012 10:37  48.4 KB 720×608
image/jpegspider Araneus bradleyi WongaPark120122-4115.jpg i22-Jan-2012 11:01  47.4 KB 800×608
image/jpegspider Ariamnes colubrinus WongaPark120122-4118.jpg i22-Jan-2012 11:08  29.3 KB 560×480
image/jpegspider Ariamnes colubrinus WongaPark120122-4148.jpg i22-Jan-2012 11:53  33 KB 880×624
image/jpegspider Austracantha minax WongaPark120122-4138.jpg i22-Jan-2012 11:38  41.8 KB 800×640

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