Frogs and Orchids

1 September 2013

Numerous orchids were out today, particularly blue-beard orchids in regular blue and a few uncommon purple. The petals also appear to make romantic settings for Tephritidae.

The three Diuris (donkey orchid) species were also in good bloom, as well as a hybrid that appears to be D. chryseopsis × D. pardina.

In the dark of the evening I once again chased frogs, having moderate success (photographing 4 of the about 5 species I heard). At one spot there were a few Spotted Marsh Frogs calling, with some unusual sounds that I'm not sure is this or another species. Crinia parinsignifera (Eastern Sign-bearing Froglet) were quite common. I photographed some by their holes and was able to video one but that didn't turn out good enough so you don't get to see what an energetic effort it is buffing their whole body up. The Spotted Marsh Frog also hid in burrows but I did catch some out and about too.

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image/jpegant Myrmecia sp Tottington130901-9151.jpg i01-Sep-2013 16:44 149 KB 768×560
image/jpegbee Ranunculus pachycarpus Tottington130901-9107.jpg i01-Sep-2013 14:55  62.7 KB 960×768
image/jpegbutterfly Nacaduba biocellata ♀ Tottington130901-9016.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:29  33.3 KB 560×512
image/jpegbutterfly Nacaduba biocellata ♀ Tottington130901-9020.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:29  39.6 KB 640×512
image/jpegbutterfly Vanessa kershawi Tottington130901-9065.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:55 195 KB 960×640
image/jpegbutterfly Vanessa kershawi Tottington130901-9072.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:58  80.9 KB 1024×720
image/jpegcentipede Ethmostigmus rubripes Tottington130901-9182.jpg i01-Sep-2013 17:28 188 KB 640×720
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes leda Tottington130901-9092.jpg i01-Sep-2013 13:43  35.2 KB 1120×560
image/jpegflatworm Tottington130901-9223.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:50 110 KB 800×400
image/jpegflies (Tephritidae) Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-9150.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:41  63.9 KB 848×720
image/jpegflies (Tephritidae) Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-9151.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:41  73.4 KB 960×720
image/jpegflower Drosera whittakeri Tottington130901-9014.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:02  67.8 KB 800×800
image/jpegflower Ranunculus pachycarpus Tottington130901-9013.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:01 101 KB 960×1280
image/jpegflower Wurmbea dioica Tottington130901-9194.jpg i01-Sep-2013 17:55  43.2 KB 800×640
audio/x-mpgfrog chorus Tottington9205.mp3 07-Sep-2013 07:49 192 KB
image/jpegfrog Crinia parinsignifera Tottington130901-9217.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:37 157 KB 1024×720
image/jpegfrog Crinia parinsignifera Tottington130901-9225.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:52  97.4 KB 800×640
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Tottington130901-9200.jpg i01-Sep-2013 19:45  55 KB 800×640
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Tottington130901-9208.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:25 180 KB 960×720
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Tottington130901-9210.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:26 107 KB 880×640
image/jpegfrog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis Tottington130901-9221.jpg i01-Sep-2013 21:48  62.9 KB 720×560
image/jpeglizard Morethia boulengeri Tottington130901-9050.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:27 125 KB 1024×400
image/jpeglizard Morethia boulengeri Tottington130901-9052.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:28 115 KB 800×512
image/jpegorchid Caladenia caerulea Tottington130901-9042.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:14  42.3 KB 800×656
image/jpegorchid Caladenia fuscata Tottington130901-8942.jpg i01-Sep-2013 08:29  39.5 KB 800×640
image/jpegorchid Caladenia fuscata Tottington130901-8949.jpg i01-Sep-2013 08:38  73 KB 960×768
image/jpegorchid Caladenia fuscata Tottington130901-8981.jpg i01-Sep-2013 10:08  46.8 KB 736×800
image/jpegorchid Diuris chryseopsis Tottington130901-9121.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:14  35.7 KB 800×640
image/jpegorchid Diuris chryseopsis X pardina Tottington130901-9138.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:32  48.9 KB 800×688
image/jpegorchid Diuris pallustris Tottington130901-9029.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:39  37.1 KB 800×736
image/jpegorchid Diuris pallustris Tottington130901-9054.jpg i01-Sep-2013 12:33  51.6 KB 512×800
image/jpegorchid Diuris pallustris Tottington130901-9136.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:31  51.3 KB 800×640
image/jpegorchid Diuris pardina Tottington130901-9160.jpg i01-Sep-2013 16:29  36.6 KB 960×720
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-8936.jpg i01-Sep-2013 07:57  61.8 KB 576×768
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-8987.jpg i01-Sep-2013 10:13  24.4 KB 720×560
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-8995.jpg i01-Sep-2013 10:21  51.8 KB 800×720
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-9000.jpg i01-Sep-2013 10:27  48 KB 800×720
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-9005.jpg i01-Sep-2013 10:30 108 KB 832×1280
image/jpegorchid Pheladenia deformis Tottington130901-9115.jpg i01-Sep-2013 15:07  50.7 KB 800×640
image/jpegscorpion Urodacus manicatus Tottington130901-9179.jpg i01-Sep-2013 17:06 108 KB 720×560
image/jpegwattle Acacia paradoxa Tottington130901-9027.jpg i01-Sep-2013 11:37  52.7 KB 800×640

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