… a night/day out with LV Field Nats!
Guest speaker at the February meeting of the Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists Club was wildlife photographer Reiner Richter and his topic was Odonata – dragonflies and damselflies.
The following day Reiner very kindly led us on an excursion to the Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve, (Facebook).
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Above - Bee Fly.
Below - Blue Ringtail Damselfly, (I hope).
Above - Common Bluetail with a moth about to become a meal.
Below - Not so much a Katydid as a Cricket of some ilk, (note the large ovipositer).
Above - Vine Moth. A fairly common day flyer.
Below - A Gum Leaf Katydid that seems to have its camouflage properties confused.
Above - RR at work, "If you come around this side you will get a good view."
Below - A Native Bee 'cluster'. Safety in numbers? Threatening image?
Above - Splendid Ochre at rest.
Below - White Rush Moth, (thanks DF). Pretty common around the dam.
Above - A few birds did get a look in on the day.
Thanks Reiner and Latrobe Valley Field Nats for a most enjoyable invertebrate interlude.