Nature's Place

Compendium

Fruit fly mating on the pawpaw tree leaf stem.

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There is no privacy in the macro world, always someone peeping it seems.

Some kind of cockroach I think. Sleek, designed for getting under and between.

And functionally handsome … in a way, the way of seeing, and not thinking.

Blue Tongue Lizard nibbling on breakfast banana throwaways in the garden. Moving house I moved its house and now it’s homeless, at least moved on. For now, it’s all now, not then …

Hmmm, can’t remember. Some kind of bug drinking from the juice of a hibiscus flower bud.

Butterfly at rest. These ones come from the caterpillars that love the native crocus.

At rest again … Needs rest.

Time for a little rest, or little time for rest. Which is it …

Neither, it is what it is. I am what I am.

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  1. pflanzwas said, on 15/03/2021 at 9:32 am

    Wonderful images. I love it! And yes, it is, as it is. Thank you! Almuth

  2. kopfundgestalt said, on 13/03/2021 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you Mark for this great selection.

    In the first picture, the female appears to have a white-colored disease. I think I saw something like that at “Pflanzwas”.

    The concept of hairs in the beetles and otherwise is amazing. I wonder why they don’t get matted.

    The very flat insect is really terrific. I especially like the transparent shield in front of its head.

    With the bug, the body seems to be reflected in the eye, wonderful.

  3. Dee said, on 13/03/2021 at 5:32 am

    Great photos and words Mark! The cockroach is a native one, here’s a page from Brisbane Insects- http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_cockroaches/index.html#:~:text=The%20largest%20Cockroach%20found%20in,brown%20or%20black%20in%20colour.
    And the last photo is of a male Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio aegeus, here on Brisbane Insects – http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_butters/Orch_butt.htm
    Beautiful!

    • Mark said, on 13/03/2021 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Dee. Lots of these butterflies in the garden lately.


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