Tag: Green

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Tachinid Fly (Rutilia lepida)

Out for a quick walk, I didn’t take my macro lens with me.  Pity, because I came across a luminescent insect about 2cm in length, sitting on a broken acacia trunk.  Turns out it was a large parasitic fly. According to Museum Victoria, the Tachinid Fly larvae feed on Scarab Beetle larvae.  The adults also feed on butterflies, grasshoppers and…

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Moss and Orchids: Five Photographs

While our rainfall is low this year, there have been enough showers to keep the moss green and the orchids emerging.  While I am out photographing Helmet Orchids, Nodding Greenhoods, Blunt Greenhoods  and other tiny plants, I am repeatedly struck by the beauty of some of the moss we have growing here.  It’s deep and lush to the extent that…