Aasgard Swamp

7 January 2015

Although Aasgard Swamp is the site of an historic coal mine in the Blue Mountains, the area around it was satisfactory for more jewel beetles, sawflies and, of course, the giant dragonfly Petalura gigantea. On my return to where the track crosses a swamp I found a dragonfly almost drowned so I fished him out and perched him up on a tree. This is really probably not the right thing to do and one should let nature take its course. Although regarded as a rare species there were numerous males about anyway and this one probably lost an aerial battle with another male so his genes should not have survived.

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image/jpegbee-fly Villa sp Ingar150107-1788.jpg i07-Jan-2015 08:56 130 KB 960×800
image/jpegbee Lasioglossum hiltacum Aasgard150107-1978.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:59  62.2 KB 800×600
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image/jpegbee Lasioglossum hiltacum Aasgard150107-2056.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:38  53.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Leioproctus sp Aasgard150107-1984.jpg i07-Jan-2015 16:04  57.2 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Leioproctus sp Aasgard150107-1985.jpg i07-Jan-2015 16:04  64.6 KB 800×600
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image/jpegbee Leioproctus sp Aasgard150107-1991.jpg i07-Jan-2015 16:20  51.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegbutterfly Hypocysta euphemia ♂ Ingar150107-1805.jpg i07-Jan-2015 09:07 162 KB 1024×800
image/jpegbutterfly Hypocysta euphemia ♂ Ingar150107-1810.jpg i07-Jan-2015 09:08 123 KB 1120×800
image/jpegdragonfly Nannophya dalei ♂ Ingar150107-1763.jpg i07-Jan-2015 07:44  76.4 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♀ Aasgard150107-1916.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:15 154 KB 1024×800
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Aasgard150107-1993.jpg i07-Jan-2015 16:42  49 KB 640×640
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Aasgard150107-2014hq.jpg i07-Jan-2015 16:57 148 KB 1360×960
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Aasgard150107-2022.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:01 144 KB 960×720
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Aasgard150107-2033.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:05 123 KB 1120×880
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Aasgard150107-2038.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:09 132 KB 1024×800
image/jpegfly Rutilia imperialis Aasgard150107-2048.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:21 139 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetles Aasgard150107-1961.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:44  74.2 KB 560×640
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Aasgard150107-2058.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:43  74.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Aasgard150107-2062.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:44  69.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina bifasciata Aasgard150107-2067.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:47  80.3 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina sp Aasgard150107-1893.jpg i07-Jan-2015 14:15  78.1 KB 960×640
image/jpegjewel-beetle Diphucrania sp Aasgard150107-1866.jpg i07-Jan-2015 13:07  41.2 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Diphucrania sp Aasgard150107-1868.jpg i07-Jan-2015 13:08  61.9 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Diphucrania sp Aasgard150107-1870.jpg i07-Jan-2015 13:10  63.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Stigmodera macularia Aasgard150107-1861.jpg i07-Jan-2015 13:02  93.8 KB 880×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Stigmodera macularia Aasgard150107-1937.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:32  72.2 KB 736×768
image/jpegjewel-beetle Stigmodera macularia Aasgard150107-1949.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:39  73.8 KB 720×800
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Aasgard150107-1924.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:26 124 KB 960×720
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Aasgard150107-1929.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:28  89.5 KB 800×800
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Aasgard150107-1931.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:29  94.4 KB 1024×800
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Aasgard150107-1944.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:36  67.6 KB 880×640
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha variabilis Aasgard150107-1955.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:41  97.4 KB 720×800
image/jpeglizard skink Saproscincus mustelinus Ingar150107-1820.jpg i07-Jan-2015 09:46  68.5 KB 640×512
image/jpeglizard skink Saproscincus mustelinus Ingar150107-1824.jpg i07-Jan-2015 09:48  87.6 KB 960×800
image/jpegmidas-fly Miltinus viduatus Ingar150107-1778.jpg i07-Jan-2015 08:46 124 KB 800×600
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-1897.jpg i07-Jan-2015 14:55  58.3 KB 800×600
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-1898.jpg i07-Jan-2015 14:55  63.5 KB 800×600
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-1968.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:48  73.2 KB 800×600
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-1971.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:51  68.1 KB 880×640
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-1972.jpg i07-Jan-2015 15:51  96.6 KB 640×880
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-2070.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:49 114 KB 1024×768
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-2071.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:50  95.1 KB 1024×768
image/jpegsawfly Lophyrotoma sp Aasgard150107-2074.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:51  97.5 KB 1024×768
image/jpegscene Lincolns Rock WentworthFalls150107-1828.jpg i07-Jan-2015 10:06  63.4 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Lincolns Rock WentworthFalls150107-1832.jpg i07-Jan-2015 10:09  77.5 KB 480×720
image/jpegwasp Cerceris sp Aasgard150107-2051.jpg i07-Jan-2015 17:26  49.1 KB 800×600
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