There’s quite a few trees on the golf course that often catch my eye as I cruise by on the bike or one of the mowers. When I was watering earlier this evening, a flowering gum, (?), near the first tee was in profusion with blossom.
I’ve always enjoyed the rust coloured trunk and branches of this particular specimen – often stunning in the low evening light.
Closer inspection revealed a plethora of insects in attendance. Hover Flies, Flower Wasps, various Ants, Bees, Butterflies and Beetles and quite a number of others for which I don’t even know the family name. The stand out was the beautiful Fiddler Beetle, so named for the violin/‘fiddle’ pattern on the elytra or wing covers.
Some had green markings on an almost all black background, while a few others had yellow markings on brown.
Also present were these Tri-coloured Soldier Beetle.
All in all, a very colourful interlude to the watering exercise!