Summer #4

Into the last month of summer and the unusual season continues. Normally the Yellow-banded Dart is a common butterfly, but it has been conspicuous by its absence, with only two having been sighted. On the other hand a friend recently sighted several Splendid Ochre butterflies, Trapezites symmomus, this is one of his photos.

A wander around the garden yielded just two photos, a Tachinid or bristle fly, genus Prodiaphania, one of a few noticed,

and a Grooved Jumping Spider, Holoplatys planissima.

And although the bulk of the damselflies have had their day there is still the odd one about like this nicely coloured male Wandering Ringtail, Austrolestes leda.