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A White Night

A few nights ago I decided to leave my comfort zone of forest lines and creek edges and delved into the world of an overgrown field. 554 more words

Scary Monsters

Aw, just when you were beginning to like bugs…

This one doesn’t sting, it just looks scary and even scary monsters need some love.

Sawflies belong to the same order of insects as Bees, Wasps and Ants, the… 251 more words

Tramp's Bestiary

When is a caterpillar not a caterpillar?

Recently, my Google-fu saved me from making the second-stupidest mistake a lepidopterologist can make (the stupidest, obviously, is confusing a butterfly and a moth). While looking for caterpillars of the… 334 more words


Spitfire grubs

Smack in the middle of winter the dear little baby sawfly larvae emerge from their egg case. They are the size if a pin head but they start eating the nice tender leaves on one of my eucalyptus trees and they grow and grow and grow until they are as thick as a pencil and as long as my little finger. 201 more words


Pedalling by proxy

Today’s guest picture was very kindly sent to me by Steve, the author of the There and Back Again blog, much missed since he discontinued it.  693 more words