Return of the Giants

3 January 2015

Exploring Gang Gang swamp, like I had the previous two seasons, I easily found the giant dragonfly Petalura gigantea on this visit. I was even able to get good photos of a female. These dragonflies are easy to photograph, not just because they are large but also because they mostly perch — the males wait for females and the females hide as taking off in breeding country invariably means being being immediately pounced upon by the nearby males.

I also saw numerous jewel beetles including several in the Castiarina genus and the large Temognatha variabilis. For the latter I thought at the time the different color patterns indicated different species but researching them now it seems they are all the one, with an obvious species name.

Name↑DateSize
image/jpegbee-fly (Nemestrinidae) Newnes150103-0921.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:29  51.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee-fly Apiocera moerens Newnes150103-0924.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:33  67.7 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee-fly Apiocera moerens Newnes150103-0934.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:41  78.9 KB 960×720
image/jpegbee Exoneura sp Newnes150103-0754.jpg i03-Jan-2015 09:13  44.6 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Exoneura sp Newnes150103-0755.jpg i03-Jan-2015 09:14  62.7 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Lipotriches sp Newnes150103-0930.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:39  68.7 KB 960×720
image/jpegbee Megachile leucopyga Newnes150103-0999.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:37  62.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Megachile leucopyga Newnes150103-1000.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:38  78.8 KB 880×640
image/jpegbee Megachile leucopyga Newnes150103-1001.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:39  88.3 KB 960×720
image/jpegbee Megachile sp Newnes150103-0930.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:39  68.8 KB 960×720
image/jpegdobsonfly Archichauliodes sp Newnes150103-0728.jpg i03-Jan-2015 08:32  80.1 KB 720×960
image/jpegdragonfly Diplacodes bipunctata ♂ Newnes150103-1040.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:10  63.6 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0810.jpg i03-Jan-2015 11:48 115 KB 1024×800
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0811.jpg i03-Jan-2015 11:48 141 KB 960×720
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0833.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:05 111 KB 960×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0837.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:08  86.3 KB 1000×667
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0843.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:12  89.3 KB 800×1024
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Newnes150103-0846.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:13 145 KB 880×880
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ ♀ Newnes150103-0880.jpg i03-Jan-2015 13:40 101 KB 800×880
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Newnes150103-0726.jpg i03-Jan-2015 08:25 114 KB 1024×800
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Newnes150103-0825hq.jpg i03-Jan-2015 11:56 250 KB 1600×1200
image/jpegflower Grevillea acanthifolia Newnes150103-0713.jpg i03-Jan-2015 08:08  74.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegflower Lomatia silaifolia Newnes150103-0683.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:11  68.3 KB 960×800
image/jpegfly Lamprogaster laeta Newnes150103-1045.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:15  62.8 KB 800×600
image/jpegfly Lamprogaster laeta Newnes150103-1047.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:16  59.7 KB 800×600
image/jpegfly Newnes150103-0976.jpg i03-Jan-2015 16:51 221 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Newnes150103-0691.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:21  84 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Newnes150103-0699.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:33  47.3 KB 768×560
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Newnes150103-0709.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:54  95.6 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Newnes150103-1056.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:27  48.8 KB 640×576
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina skusei Newnes150103-0915.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:05  92.5 KB 1024×768
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina skusei Newnes150103-1028.jpg i03-Jan-2015 18:53  60.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina skusei Newnes150103-1030.jpg i03-Jan-2015 18:53  67.1 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina sp Newnes150103-0701.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:34  45.4 KB 768×576
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina tricolor Newnes150103-0782.jpg i03-Jan-2015 10:35  62.3 KB 800×608
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina tricolor Newnes150103-0918.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:07  75.6 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina tricolor Newnes150103-0920.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:08 122 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Stigmodera macularia Newnes150103-0791.jpg i03-Jan-2015 11:21  97 KB 720×800
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis ♀ ♂ Newnes150103-1004.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:45 112 KB 880×560
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-0891.jpg i03-Jan-2015 13:54  83.2 KB 800×640
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-0899.jpg i03-Jan-2015 13:57 131 KB 1024×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-0900.jpg i03-Jan-2015 13:57  87.8 KB 800×640
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-0969.jpg i03-Jan-2015 16:40 115 KB 1024×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-1014.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:49 120 KB 720×960
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Newnes150103-1017.jpg i03-Jan-2015 17:53  84.5 KB 720×800
image/jpegkatydid Chlorodectes sp Newnes150103-0682.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:06 134 KB 1280×800
image/jpegleaf-beetle Newnes150103-1021.jpg i03-Jan-2015 18:40  53.8 KB 720×560
image/jpegleaf-beetle Newnes150103-1065.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:48  94.7 KB 800×640
image/jpegleaf-beetle Paropsisterna liturata Newnes150103-1021.jpg i03-Jan-2015 18:40  53.4 KB 720×560
image/jpegleaf-beetle Paropsisterna liturata Newnes150103-1065.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:48  94.6 KB 800×640
image/jpegmoth Synemon magnifica Newnes150103-0776.jpg i03-Jan-2015 10:31 133 KB 720×960
image/jpegmoth Synemon magnifica Newnes150103-0781.jpg i03-Jan-2015 10:33 103 KB 720×960
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Newnes150103-0686.jpg i03-Jan-2015 07:13  60.3 KB 880×640
image/jpegscene Gang Gang Swamp Newnes150103-0861.jpg i03-Jan-2015 13:12  77.5 KB 720×480
image/jpegskipper Newnes150103-0854.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:30  49 KB 800×640
image/jpegskipper Newnes150103-0855.jpg i03-Jan-2015 12:30  35.1 KB 720×512
image/jpegwasp (Mutillidae) Newnes150103-0738.jpg i03-Jan-2015 08:54 114 KB 800×600
image/jpegwasp (Mutillidae) Newnes150103-0739.jpg i03-Jan-2015 08:54 133 KB 800×600
image/jpegwasp (Tiphiidae) Newnes150103-0943.jpg i03-Jan-2015 14:53  92.8 KB 1024×880
image/jpegwasp (Tiphiidae) Newnes150103-1052.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:23  78.5 KB 960×720
image/jpegweevil Newnes150103-1061.jpg i03-Jan-2015 19:40  52.1 KB 800×600

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