This plant was the only one of it's type in a large, mixed native, bushland so it really stood out. About 80cm tall with 4 or 5 flower stems coming from a dense clump of dark green, long, blade-like leaves.
In a dry sclerophyll forest dominated by silver leafed stringybark eucalyptus. Baluk William Flora Reserve.
Very much Victoria and Tasmania.
A tiny mottled brown and grey spider, suspended in a delicate web beneath a lily leaf, immediately becomes a pyramidal lump when disturbed. Camouflage or mimicry of some sort? Approximately 10mm.
Suburban back yard.
Previously named Uloborus congregabilis. Common on Australias east coast. Quite variable in pattern and colour. As the name suggests these spiders appear communally forming many orb type webs attached to each other.
Smooth caps with colour varying from pale greenish yellow at the margin to dark blue-green in the centres. Caps are rounded to flat domes approximately 60mm wide. Stipe is scaly pale yellow. Same colour for the gills.
Under an open mixture of eucalyptus and pines with dense buffalo grass.
Glossy black coloured wings with white patterns and some metallic highlights at certain angles. Abdomen is completely covered by the wings. The head is orange with black eyes and fine black antennae. Legs black to dark brown. Long 'neck'. Wings in tall narrow tent shape.
Three meters up the trunk of a large E. melliodora there were approximately 6 individuals mostly just staring into each other's eyes. !?
70mm long by 8mm diam. very shiny, soft, flexible, deep translucent blue, pale yellow dorsal line. Able to extend/contract dramatically. Found under very large log. Requires permanently moist location.
40mm long; 4 long clear wings forming a tent at rest; long orange striped abdomen (flexible); small orange head and thorax; orange legs with dark tibia; very long, fine antennae (28mm);
This one fell off a tree nto the leaf litter on a public bush walking track.
150mm long (max) soft shiny multi-striped baggy looking worm with delicate olive, cream and brown colouring. In wet sclerophyll eucalyptus forest under wet chipboard.
This one was named as 'Lenkunya adae' by Dr Leigh Winsor on BowerBird.
Growing beside the nature trail at the south west end of Baluk Willam Flora and Fauna Reserve Belgrave South. About 20cm tall with 3-4 small leaves wrapped around the stem like the one shown. No basal leaves evident.