About 4 plants in this fenced biosite area between Middle Gully Road and the railway line south of Woodend. This is the third location for the Dwarf Geebung in the Macedon Ranges. Previously recorded in a gully at Barrm Birrm, Riddells Creek and along the rail line just south of the Macedon station. Not common in Macedon Ranges but may exist in other areas along the railway.
Unsure of the species, but they appear similar to other pictures of sawfly larvae, curious if anyone can identify the species for me?
Approximately 6cm long.
Seen at Blackwood, a writhing mass on the floor in the public toilets!
The anemone was about 50 mm with tentacles extended and floating in the water. Tentacles were numerous, translucent but dark green in colour and had pointy ends. The oral disc was covered by sand and therefore not visible.
Where the anemones were out of water, they looked like dark clumps studded with sand grains. Partially submerged anemones (pic 3) were interesting in that the submerged part had extended tentacles and the exposed part was curled up displaying a sand encrusted column. Long striations could be seen in the retracted column which was the same colour as the tentacles.
Spotted in rock pools - rocky intertidal zone (Cape Conran)