Grampians Skinks and Scorpions

6 October 2013

Photographed my first red-tailed Bougainville's skink or South-eastern slider Lerista bougainvillii in the Grampians, where I spent the morning searching for such things. It wasn't very warm so the lizards were relatively placid and allowed me to poke a lens in their face.

Also saw two common scorpion species, although I got too close to one Lychas marmoreus (Little Marbled Scorpion). I didn't see it when I put my hand on the rock but I certainly felt it — it then took me several seconds to actually find the cause of the pain as these scorpions are quite small (overall length around 30mm) and well camouflaged.

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image/jpegcockroach Laxta granicollis MtArapiles131006-2019.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:48  87.2 KB 1024×640
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes leda ♂ BlackWaterhole131006-2066.jpg i06-Oct-2013 20:18  41.3 KB 1024×720
image/jpegflower Boronia sp Grampians131006-1884.jpg i06-Oct-2013 08:11  49.9 KB 640×640
image/jpegflower Grampians131006-1855.jpg i06-Oct-2013 06:57  40.9 KB 800×640
image/jpegflower Grampians131006-1875.jpg i06-Oct-2013 07:50  98.6 KB 960×720
image/jpegflower Hibbertia cistiflora Grampians131006-1854.jpg i06-Oct-2013 06:56  62.2 KB 960×1024
image/jpegflower Styphelia adscendens Grampians131006-1874.jpg i06-Oct-2013 07:44  55.9 KB 800×720
image/jpeglizard Christinus marmoratus Grampians131006-1954.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:49 181 KB 1024×720
image/jpeglizard Christinus marmoratus Grampians131006-1989.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:06 156 KB 880×640
image/jpeglizard Christinus marmoratus MtArapiles131006-2040.jpg i06-Oct-2013 18:11 102 KB 848×512
image/jpeglizard Christinus marmoratus MtArapiles131006-2045.jpg i06-Oct-2013 18:14 162 KB 1120×720
image/jpeglizard Christinus marmoratus MtArapiles131006-2049.jpg i06-Oct-2013 18:16  86 KB 800×640
image/jpeglizard Egernia whitii Grampians131006-1985.jpg i06-Oct-2013 10:57 153 KB 880×640
image/jpeglizard Grampians131006-1966.jpg i06-Oct-2013 10:07 206 KB 960×720
image/jpeglizard Hemiergis sp MtArapiles131006-2027.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:59 144 KB 880×512
image/jpeglizard Hemiergis sp MtArapiles131006-2029.jpg i06-Oct-2013 17:00 131 KB 1024×640
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1916.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:14 135 KB 800×512
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1926.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:20  91.9 KB 800×512
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1933.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:27 146 KB 800×512
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1938.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:31 141 KB 800×560
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1939.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:31  55 KB 640×480
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1946.jpg i06-Oct-2013 09:37 167 KB 1024×720
image/jpeglizard Lerista bougainvillii Grampians131006-1976.jpg i06-Oct-2013 10:14  77.4 KB 880×560
image/jpegorchid Arachnorchis tentaculata MtArapiles131006-2006.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:08  60.7 KB 1024×800
image/jpegorchid Chiloglottis valida Grampians131006-1871.jpg i06-Oct-2013 07:37  57 KB 800×640
image/jpegscene from Wartook Lookout Grampians131006-1854.jpg i06-Oct-2013 07:08  82.1 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene MtArapiles131006-2011.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:35  79.7 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Mt Difficult Track Grampians131006-1885.jpg i06-Oct-2013 08:15 104 KB 480×640
image/jpegscene Mt Difficult Track Grampians131006-1886.jpg i06-Oct-2013 08:17  75.9 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Mt Difficult Track Grampians131006-1902.jpg i06-Oct-2013 08:47  92.2 KB 1200×480
image/jpegscorpion Lychas marmoreus Grampians131006-2000.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:28 138 KB 960×576
image/jpegscorpion Lychas marmoreus Grampians131006-2004.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:30  67.9 KB 880×512
image/jpegscorpion Lychas marmoreus Grampians131006-2005.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:30  65.1 KB 768×512
image/jpegscorpion Lychas marmoreus MtArapiles131006-2051.jpg i06-Oct-2013 18:17 144 KB 1040×720
image/jpegscorpion Urodacus manicatus Grampians131006-1993.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:10 224 KB 880×720
image/jpegscorpion Urodacus manicatus Grampians131006-1997.jpg i06-Oct-2013 11:24 181 KB 800×640
image/jpegscorpion Urodacus manicatus MtArapiles131006-2015.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:43 177 KB 880×640
image/jpegscorpion Urodacus manicatus MtArapiles131006-2018.jpg i06-Oct-2013 16:48 165 KB 880×640
image/jpegsnail Grampians131006-1962.jpg i06-Oct-2013 10:04 105 KB 800×600

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