Subjects have been sparse with the colder weather, explaining the lag in posts. However, a few photos have been snapped for a random post starting with one of the Ichneumon wasps that have come in to the moth light.
Also to the light a small weevil, displaying the elbowed and clubbed weevil antennae.
And a green lacewing, predator of scale and aphids.
A check of some low eucalypt foliage showed a female sawfly had been at work.
Leaving invertebrates for a moment, a fairly new addition to the garden, Correa Lime Twist has come into flower with a good show of its delightful bells.
Agapanthus is regarded as a significant environmental weed in Victoria, but nevertheless is a popular garden plant. They also harbour many kinds of garden pests, but in a neighbour’s garden the clumps provide habitat popular with several species of jumping spider, including Jotus frosti. When the temperature is low jumping spiders tend to remain in their retreats, waiting for the warming sun to emerge and hunt, and on such an occasion a check of the agapanthus came up with three Jotus frosti out on the sun-warmed leaves.
In another clump, a cleverly constructed jumping spider retreat was found.
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