Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Small residents

Here are a few of the insects I've found in the last week or so. The first is a a tiny, metallic Green Long-legged Fly from the Dolichopodidae family, possibly Austrosciapus. They are quite 'flighty' but when disturbed have a habit of returning to the same bunch of leaves. They shine brilliantly in the sunlight.

This little egg-shaped object was on a leaf near the fly. I've no idea what it is but I like the symmetry.

And last week I found this large, very large, stick insect at Wonthaggi. Only a mother could love that face.


Duncan said...

Fantastic stick insect Boobook.

Denis Wilson said...

Stick Insects are great to find - out in the bush.
Strangely, some Indian ones are very popularly raised by School Groups (in Australia), in their Biology classes.