Queensland Trip - Day 9 - Lamington NP
26 April 2012
I started off at Lamington National Park early in the morning — a little too early.
My plan was to do the 14km West Canungra Creek Circuit but
as it was a sunny day I had hoped to see dragonflies along the creek.
But after descending to the creek I was there too early and
the sun hadn't reached the gully yet so I poked around and waited.
I was glad I searched the Yarralahla area better as I stumbled upon a
sluggish python, my first wild python.
A little while later I also saw my first Flame Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes amabilis.
These aren't particularly rare but are found in rainforest along the east coast of Australia where I don't go often.
I also photographed another Forest Needle
Synlestes selysi, but this time it was in the sun so I tried without flash as that just seemed to
overemphasize the blue in their eyes.
In the afternoon, at one of the may creek crossings, I disturbed a typical damselfly.
Looking at it a bit closer I realized it wasn't one of the common ones;
my research leads me to it being a Springs
Flatwing Griseargiolestes fontanus, another new species for me.