Taken in the Stringybark block. Termites or ants using grass seed heads. And another photo taken elsewhere of a similar technique.
Glenda Datson wrote on Jan 29 2013
Just thought I would ask those interested to have a look at any of the blue or mauve flowering shrubs in your gardens to see whether you can spot this native bee which is about at the moment (zoom in on the left hand flowers in the top-middle of the photo). It is Thyreus caeruleo punctatus or Blue Spotted Bee and sometimes known as Chequered Cuckoo Bee. We have been observing it late afternoons on our Lythrum salicaria and Scaevola ‘Purple Fanfare’. in the company of another less colourful native bee. We have observed other blue banded bees before but this one is new to us.
So if you find it let me know and we will see how common it is. Veronica, you may care to pass this onto other field nats.
Imperial White Butterfly_Drooping Mistletoe
Posted by Glen Johnson at March 19. 2012
Imperial White Butterfly (Delias harpalyce) feed excluysively on Mistletoe (particularly Drooping Mistletoe Ameya pendula).
See attached pic showing first eggs being laid
Another photo shows18 days post with the first larval instar stage and only the last few (of approx 100 eggs laid) yet to open.
Glen Johnson, pics taken from garden mistletoe outside house in Baranduda.
Posted by Tony Marsh at March 19. 2012
Wow those imperial whites are so beautiful – I found some mistletoe at my place recently I will photograph it and see what species it is