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18 Feb 2017
Stunningly marked very large fly approx. 15mm
Cathy Powers, David Francis, Lauren Fraser
and 1 others
Similar to Rutilia (Ameniamima) quadripunctata but I can't find any with the four abdominal patches being red. Tony Daley via Bowerbird may know the id.
19 Feb 2017
Thanks David. I've just uploaded it to Bowerbird to get an id.
Looks very similar and it does have a 'golden head' ?
Found one very close http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_tachinids/images/DSC_2036d.jpg
Yes, this looks like a match. I can't find the page where this is on brisbaneinsects. Is there an id or is it unknown?
Sorry here is the page David - http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_tachinids/GoldenHeadRutiliaFly3%20.htm
Rutilia (Ameniamima) quadripunctata added to the database.
18 Feb 2017
Larvae casings on a Hakea decurrins.
Fluffy nests of some sort, possibly a spider, found on Hakea Decurrens.
Fly approx. 10mm
Chrysomya rufifacies species id suggested
Lucilia cuprina species id suggested
Cathy Powers and Chris Lindorff
Ant approx. 15mm carrying a stick for some reason?
Strange behaviour but a wonderful display of strength!
Large female feeding on a fly.
Some interesting reading on the Eriophera species http://www.findaspider.org.au/find/spiders/105.htm
Close up. Flower is approx. 10mm
Small sedge type plant with very stiff strap leaves. Approx. 20 cm high. Leaves shown in 2nd photo.
Possibly Lepidosperma spp., whereby L. laterale is commonly found in dry areas.
21 Feb 2017
A spider cleverly concealed in her nest. 2 photos.
Seed head of the Showy Podolepis.
Sun orchid seed pods that have opened.
Large blowfly approx. 12mm
Something like ?…http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_tachinids/GreyTachinidFlyIV.html
Might have to id it to family only as these flies are so difficult without examining an actual specimen.
Not sure if this is a seedling or a sucker but it shows the juvenile leaves.
Shrub approx. 50cm high finished flowering.
Not certain of id. until flowers open but known to occur in the area.
Another Urn Heath I think.