Thursday, 16 February 2017

Invertebrates of February

Due possibly to dryness leading to most flowers giving up the struggle I have found relatively few invertebrates this month.  However there have been a few so I thought I'd gather the images here rather than leaving them scattered on Facebook and sundry other posts on a range of themes.

The first is a potter wasp (Sceliphron laetum)
Two butterflies from ANBG:
Dainty Swallowtail
 Spotted Brown
Grasshoppers: the first two are from around home ...
.. whereas this one is from high in the Brindabellas.
Two flies.  This first is  a Grass Fly Apotropina sp.  
 This is a more substantial beast: Prodiaphania sp (a tachnid fly, parasitic on scarabs)
 This shield bug is climbing on some flyscreen, so it isn't very big!

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