A fuzzy photo taken by a colleague today with a point-and-shoot camera of a flowering male Pimelea spinescens plant at Mount Cottrell, with what appears to be a pollinator in action. In another image the insect has its head inside the flower. Pollinators for Critically Endangered Spiny Rice-flower are not yet known, so we'd love to know what this creature is, at least to family if possible.
Observed by K. Maddigan
This Turkey bush was eaten down to ankle height when first viewed in 1992, with rabbit proof fencing and strategic grazing by sheep (the bush was protected by branches)within the grassy grey-woodland over the years the shrub has survived and thrived.