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Bugs and spiders [Apr. 8th, 2006|12:19 pm]
dalekboy
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Bugs and a few spiders from the trip. I've gotten a huge collection of bug pics in the last year or so. If anyone can give me the proper names of some of these, that would be great.

[edit] Special thanks to drhoz for filling in some of the huge gaps in my knowledge.



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This guy was at Stoke's Inlet. Fast moving and fast digging as well. [edit] And it's called a Digger Wasp.


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These little guys were very friendly and loved landing on us and just sitting there.


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Outside the toilets at Cocklebiddy. So cute with the big yellow blobs on its antenna. [edit] It's an owlfly.


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This is the beetle Karno saved from the pool. It was with this photo that it started moving. [edit] And its friends call it prionine cerambycid. But I call it Ted.


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Fairly well camoflaged little spider.


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Big moth at Nullarbor.


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A Fraser Range bull ant says "I'll'aveya!"


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Love the colour.


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Moth I saved from the sinks at Cocklebiddy.


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Sandfly putting the bite on my coat at Eucla.


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[edit] Mantispid from Albany


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Love the patterns and colours.


Special bonus bug!
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Tiki perving on a cicada as it gets changed.
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[User Picture]From: callistra
2006-04-08 03:03 am (UTC)
Heh! Way cool! Great photos here, the focus is lovely! My pics of stuff like this is always blurry.
:-(
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-04-08 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh, I have many blurry ones. But more memory for the camera and an extra couple of batteries make all the difference :)
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2006-04-08 03:12 am (UTC)
How 'small' was the camoflaged little spider?

And how are you feeling? Sorry I didn't see you at MSFC last night.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-04-08 04:34 am (UTC)
A little under 2cm from tips of front to back legs.

Finding that the first four or five hours of the day are the worst, but that I gradually improve through the day. It's bearable. First thing like this in about two years, so I can't complain. Sharon knew it was bad when I went to the doctor's in trakkie daks :)

Tiki even offered to pick me up and take me to the MSFC, but I wasn't up for it. Shame, wanted to see Paul's trivia and catching up with you would have been lovely.
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2006-04-08 04:16 am (UTC)
EEE! MANTISPID!! MANTISPID!! EXTREMELY hard to find kind of lacewing!!! EEEE!!!! I haven't even SEEN one of those is at least 10 years....


the halfdrowned beetle is a prionine cerambycid, the yellow thing is another lacewing, and the wasp is just a digger wasp *shrugs* obviously name, I know...
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-04-08 04:36 am (UTC)
So which is the Mantispid?
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2006-04-09 01:59 am (UTC)
the thing you think is a praying mantis


the other lacewing is an owlfly :) see my next LJ post on themanyway *squee!*
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