Murray River

5 February 2016

Spent the day around the Wallpolla Island area in Murray-Sunset National Park (far north-west Victoria). I was used to weedy forests along the River Murray that are far from pristine so it was quite a pleasure to meander around relatively healthy bush.

Several Melaleuca were in flower and these were overrun with insects. I could of course only reach the lower flowers so had to wait for the action to come to me.

As with everything one hasn't done before, I'm no good at setting up a light sheet to attract insects at night. Firstly, I don't know if it was a good idea or not, I used the white t-shirt I was wearing during the hot day. Then for illumination all I had was a dodgy head torch — I set it up near the car as best I could. I can't remember exactly what I did as I thought I went away for half an hour and then came back but I must have taken another torch and went spotlighting as I have a continuous flow of images over the next 3/4 of an hour. This photo I think is actually cheating as I think I brushed the damselfly onto my clothes while going through the lagoon scrub a few minutes earlier, so technically it didn't come to the light.

Thanks to Ken Harris for identifying the lacewing, Zac Billingham for the crane-fly and Ken Walker for most of the bees.

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