Grampians Bugs

29 November 2013

Spent the day travelling through the northern Grampians. One of the first swamps I visited was surrounded by Kunzea and upon my approach I heard a few frogs dropping in to the water. Carefully searching the brush I did manage to photograph a few, but it was not easy the way they wedge themselves in the branches.

I didn't find much of interest until the afternoon when exploring the area around Phillips Island/Boreang Campground. A large area around one wetland contained a thick expanse of sedge that houses many ladybird beetles (four species in fact). Harmonia conformis and Coccinella transversalis were particularly numerous — and amorous. :)

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image/jpegbeetle ladybird Cleobora mellyi Grampians131129-5553.jpg i29-Nov-2013 18:12  67 KB 800×640
image/jpegbeetle ladybird Coccinella transversalis Grampians131129-5497.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:18  37.2 KB 720×560
image/jpegbeetle ladybird Harmonia conformis Grampians131129-5493.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:16  57.5 KB 720×560
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image/jpegbeetle ladybird Harmonia conformis Grampians131129-5551.jpg i29-Nov-2013 18:11  54.6 KB 736×640
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes analis ♀ Grampians131129-5393.jpg i29-Nov-2013 07:48  54.8 KB 880×640
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes leda ♀ Grampians131129-5398.jpg i29-Nov-2013 07:51  40.4 KB 960×560
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes leda ♂ Grampians131129-5391.jpg i29-Nov-2013 07:32  51.1 KB 960×640
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes psyche ♀ Grampians131129-5414.jpg i29-Nov-2013 08:32  49.9 KB 800×720
image/jpegdamselfly Hemiphlebia mirabilis ♀ Grampians131129-5503.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:22  64.2 KB 880×720
image/jpegdamselfly Hemiphlebia mirabilis ♀ Grampians131129-5518.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:28  77.6 KB 1200×720
image/jpegfrog Litoria ewingi Grampians131129-5433.jpg i29-Nov-2013 08:51  87.6 KB 960×640
image/jpegmantis Grampians131129-5419.jpg i29-Nov-2013 08:38 156 KB 1200×800
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis aciculiformis Grampians131129-5389.jpg i29-Nov-2013 07:05  50.3 KB 960×720
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis falcata Grampians131129-5476.jpg i29-Nov-2013 15:46  52.4 KB 560×768
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis falcata Grampians131129-5483.jpg i29-Nov-2013 16:48  44.7 KB 800×640
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image/jpegscene Grampians131129-5526.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:41 119 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Grampians131129-5531.jpg i29-Nov-2013 17:42  99.8 KB 720×480
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