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Bugs and spiders [Apr. 8th, 2006|12:19 pm]
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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.

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

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

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

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.

Fairly well camoflaged little spider.

Big moth at Nullarbor.

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

Love the colour.

Moth I saved from the sinks at Cocklebiddy.

Sandfly putting the bite on my coat at Eucla.

[edit] Mantispid from Albany

Love the patterns and colours.

Special bonus bug!
Tiki perving on a cicada as it gets changed.

[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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