The bleak weather and Covid isolation have instrumental in confining all recent posts to garden observations, but that is not a bad thing, it just goes to show what you can find in a garden if you look carefully enough.
With that said here are the latest observations. As noted in the Field Guide to Australian Spiders, spiders in the family Trochanteriidae are difficult to identify. They mostly live in crevices, behind bark flakes or under rocks, so are not often seen. This nice specimen was under loose bark on a Yellow Gum, and it will have to remain anonymous for now.
Yes, another Tamopsis, showing how well it has blended in with its surroundings.
And here is an egg sac.
This Isopedella pessleri was hiding behind loose bark.
The Snowy River Wattle, Acacia boormanii is in full flower and attracting a range of insects including flies from the Lauxaniidae, and shield or stink bugs like this mating pair.
Entomophthora is a fungal genus parasitic on flies, and has been found in the garden for the first time, with many dead flies still clinging to the tree trunks.
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