large wasp, about 20mm long. Looks similar to photos of Gotra sp. on bowerbird except mine seems to have orange on the abdomen while all the others are black and white only. Also mine has a rather short ovipositor.
This one is Cymatoplex sp. 1 from MoV 4 and while the image was taken without a flash you can see the differences in the upper wing from the previous specimen. The original image - also attached - was taken under an incandescent light bulb and the primary image has had some PhotoShop work to try and correct the colour.
This is very close to Cymatoplex sp. 1 listed in Moths of Victoria Part 4 but differs in the markings of the upper portion of the upper wing. It is not known at this stage if this difference is part of the natural variation for this species or if it indicates a different species. Additional images show profile and resting position.
This moth is about 2mm in length and from the group known as pigmy moths. A characteristic, besides their tiny size, are the eye-caps. They are extremely difficult to photograph even with a good macro lens.
At present, Australian Faunal Directory has this moth listed in the category of Species Inquirenda. However, it has been described as Mamestra dictyota by Lower in 1902. It is in the subfamily of Noctuinae, Tribe Hadenini.
A coralline red seaweed washed ashore from deeper waters. The jointed stems contain lime/calcium absorbed from sea water. The bleached, calcareous skeletons of Corallines are commonly found washed up on beaches.