The Colours of Oz

The Ctreatures that make up the Character of our Nature

Archive for January 2010

Wedge Shaped Beetle – Red + Black

Only two individuals found so far, by me. Both clinging to a short stem, one in the afternoon in the middle of a field and the other just before sundown. Karingal/Mt Cotton Sct Camp + Vic Pt water treatment plant.


Written by Mark

January 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Lady Bug’s + Cycle

This all happened in the garden as I let the grass grow. Somewhere along the way an egg was laid. Out of it came the larva. The larva turned to the pupa and out of it came the Lady Bug. All in a life’s work.

Written by Mark

January 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Sweet Daphne

Found in the remnant rainforest nearby, Eprapah. Flowered for about three days, exotic aroma, angelic. Poisonous too.

Written by Mark

January 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Native Australian Bees – White Furry Face – Black

Written by Mark

January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Odds 4

Written by Mark

January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Honey Bee – Yellow Flower

Written by Mark

January 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Odds 3

Written by Mark

January 7, 2010 at 10:09 am

Scorpionfly – Lacewing

Three individuals here, two from the bush and one from around the light just before dark – hard to get the one on the ceiling – wooden beam.


Written by Mark

January 5, 2010 at 11:03 am

Odds 2

Written by Mark

January 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm