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Date

February 13, 2022 02:24 PM AEDT

Description

I was amazed to find this wasp in the final throes of life on the footpath at Sublime Point lookout. Another wasp of the same type was buzzing around it as this specimen was dying. I was wondering if it was a mate buzzing around? They were both so brightly coloured, with neon yellow legs, eyes and mouthparts and blue stripes on the abdomen; such striking colouration.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sun Orchids (Genus Thelymitra)

Description

A beautiful blue Sun Orchid in Royal National Park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Honeybrown Beetle (Ecnolagria grandis)

Date

December 30, 2020 04:59 PM +11

Description

These beautiful golden brown beetles were floating on Tallowa Dam. Whilst kayaking we rescued more than a dozen from the water, allowing them to dry out on our kayaks. They all flew away except this one. We released this specimen onto the Acacia in the carpark where it met the mottled stink bug!