It’s been raining a bit, so getting out to take photos is not a good idea. It can look mildly overcast one moment, then dump 10mm on you in a couple of minutes. So I decided, out of sheer boredom, to see what I could see in an area of garden close to the house (undercover). The area was just a spot where a Crows Nest fern is growing, next to the large Eucalyptus Torelliana (Cadagi) that shades our roof all day. The only thing I didn’t find in that area was the poor Emperor Moth that had been tangled up in some web and got injured.
On with the images:
I really got into the delicateness of the ends of these Crows Nest ( Asplenium australasicum) fern shoots.
…which led me to this St Andrews Cross spider (Argiope keyserlingi) wrapping up its prey.
Next to that I saw this Boll Weevil cowing down on some leaves of an exotic weed of some sort.
I took a shot of the underside of the fern leaves to show the spore lines. When I looked at the image on the computer, I saw all these different bugs:
I also saw this frog in the same spot the night before, so it counts. A Common Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea)
I also found this guy. An Emperor Moth (Syntherata janetta) that had been a little caught up in some spider web: