Meander

6 February 2017

Saw two new jewel beetles in the morning at Sensation Gorge on what was to be one of the few warm days for me in Tasmania. After that I stopped at Mother Cummings Rivulet on my way to Meander Falls. I ended up staying quite some time there because of the numerous dragonflies present. They was only the one species and at first I thought it was a Tasmanian endemic but after a little while worked out it was Austroaeschna parvistigma, a species fairly widespread but uncommon on the south eastern mainland.

In the afternoon I took seven hours to dawdle along the walking track to and from the falls. The scenery was very nice but in the shaded rainforest the invertebrates were not readily encountered.

Thanks to Bob Mesibov for identifying the millipede, Tamara Leitch for one of the skinks, Roch Desmier de Chenon for the little bee, Tony Daley for the beetle, Richard Marchant for a dtonefly and Rog Standen for the butterfly.

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image/jpegant Myrmecia esuriens Meander170206-8419.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:02 158 KB 1024×768
image/jpegbeefly Anthrax maculatus Meander170206-8192.jpg i06-Feb-2017 11:47 132 KB 800×688
image/jpegbee Callohesma calliopsiformis SensationGorge170206-8065.jpg i06-Feb-2017 09:04  41.6 KB 800×600
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♀ Meander170206-8276.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:23 153 KB 960×1024
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♀ Meander170206-8288.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:28 176 KB 1040×800
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♀ Meander170206-8290.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:29 124 KB 1040×800
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8167.jpg i06-Feb-2017 11:25 188 KB 1280×1440
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8168.jpg i06-Feb-2017 11:25  72.1 KB 800×1120
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8184.jpg i06-Feb-2017 11:33  91.1 KB 800×640
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8213.jpg i06-Feb-2017 12:44 182 KB 1024×1200
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8221.jpg i06-Feb-2017 12:51 139 KB 1280×960
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8243.jpg i06-Feb-2017 13:22 105 KB 720×800
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna parvistigma ♂ Meander170206-8300.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:33 124 KB 960×880
image/jpegdragonfly Synthemis tasmanica ♂ Meander170206-8252.jpg i06-Feb-2017 13:34  71.9 KB 960×800
image/jpegflatworm Fletchamia cf sugdeni Liena170206-8054.jpg i06-Feb-2017 08:03 164 KB 1024×768
image/jpegflatworm Fletchamia cf sugdeni Liena170206-8057.jpg i06-Feb-2017 08:04  41.8 KB 800×600
image/jpegflatworm Fletchamia cf sugdeni Liena170206-8058.jpg i06-Feb-2017 08:04  54 KB 800×600
image/jpegflower Prostanthera lasianthos Meander170206-8332.jpg i06-Feb-2017 15:05  53.5 KB 960×800
image/jpegflower Prostanthera lasianthos Meander170206-8337.jpg i06-Feb-2017 15:30 109 KB 1600×960
image/jpegflower Prostanthera lasianthos Meander170206-8338.jpg i06-Feb-2017 15:31 124 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfly Senostoma sp ♂ Meander170206-8308.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:38 144 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfungus Meander170206-8442.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:28 103 KB 800×640
image/jpegfungus Meander170206-8443.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:29  44.2 KB 795×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina ocelligera SensationGorge170206-8089.jpg i06-Feb-2017 09:21 118 KB 1024×768
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina ocelligera SensationGorge170206-8094.jpg i06-Feb-2017 09:24  83.9 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina sp SensationGorge170206-8106.jpg i06-Feb-2017 09:31 116 KB 1024×768
image/jpeglizard skink Meander170206-8321.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:54 154 KB 1024×768
image/jpeglizard skink Meander170206-8328.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:56  96.5 KB 1024×752
image/jpeglizard skink Niveoscincus ocellatus Meander170206-8391.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:46 122 KB 800×600
image/jpeglizard skink Niveoscincus ocellatus Meander170206-8393.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:47 168 KB 1024×768
image/jpeglizard skink Niveoscincus ocellatus Meander170206-8403.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:51  96.1 KB 1024×768
image/jpeglizard skink Niveoscincus ocellatus Meander170206-8413.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:56  81.7 KB 795×600
image/jpeglongicorn-beetle Distichocera fuliginosa Meander170206-8510.jpg i06-Feb-2017 21:26  86.3 KB 800×600
image/jpeglongicorn-beetle Distichocera fuliginosa Meander170206-8511.jpg i06-Feb-2017 21:26 176 KB 1024×768
image/jpegmillipede Tasmanodesmus hardyi Meander170206-8364.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:09 150 KB 1024×768
image/jpegmillipede Tasmanodesmus hardyi Meander170206-8366.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:09 227 KB 1024×768
image/jpegmillipede Tasmanodesmus hardyi Meander170206-8368.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:10 216 KB 1024×768
image/jpegorchid Chiloglottis grammata Meander170206-8427.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:14  92.7 KB 1024×768
image/jpegorchid Chiloglottis grammata Meander170206-8429.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:16  79.7 KB 1024×768
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis decurva Meander170206-8476.jpg i06-Feb-2017 18:41  47.5 KB 960×800
image/jpegorchid Pterostylis decurva Meander170206-8478.jpg i06-Feb-2017 18:42  44.4 KB 800×720
image/jpegscene bridge Meander170206-8492.jpg i06-Feb-2017 19:38 160 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8352.jpg i06-Feb-2017 15:50 120 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8359.jpg i06-Feb-2017 15:56 117 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8383.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:27 179 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8432.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:19 208 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8448.jpg i06-Feb-2017 17:41 208 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8462.jpg i06-Feb-2017 18:17 146 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Meander170206-8470.jpg i06-Feb-2017 18:29 164 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Meander Falls 170206-8378.jpg i06-Feb-2017 16:23 133 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Meander Falls Track 170206-8483.jpg i06-Feb-2017 18:51 142 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Meander Falls Trk 170206-8315.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:48 171 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Meander River 170206-8234.jpg i06-Feb-2017 13:14 180 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Meander River 170206-8493.jpg i06-Feb-2017 19:38 130 KB 560×840
image/jpegscene Meander River 170206-8501.jpg i06-Feb-2017 20:02 117 KB 840×560
image/jpegslime-mould Fuligo septica Meander170206-8224.jpg i06-Feb-2017 12:57 149 KB 1024×720
image/jpegstonefly Eusthenia sp ♂ ♀ Meander170206-8304.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:35 101 KB 1280×720
image/jpegstonefly Eusthenia sp ♂ ♀ Meander170206-8307.jpg i06-Feb-2017 14:36 131 KB 1024×768
image/jpegstonefly Tasmanoperla larvalis Meander170206-8512.jpg i06-Feb-2017 21:30 297 KB 1280×960
image/jpegwasp Paralastor sp Meander170206-8152.jpg i06-Feb-2017 11:18 117 KB 1024×768
image/jpegwasp SensationGorge170206-8102.jpg i06-Feb-2017 09:29 101 KB 1024×768

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