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Male Whitewater Rockmaster, Diphlebia lestoides.

Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Lace Monitor, Varanus varius.

This individual methodically climbed most of the trees in the area over the course of a couple of days.

Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Female Whitewater Rockmaster damselflies, Diphlebia lestoides.

Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria

Pixie’s Parasol, Mycena interrupta

Betts Vale, Tasmania

Banksia marginata.

This is the flower of one of the narrow leaf forms. 

There are around 170 species in the genus, but only two found here in Tasmania, and one of those is rare. B. marginata has several distinct forms (used to be varieties until a recent reclassification) found across the island.

This photograph Snug Falls track, Tasmania.

Banksia marginata.

This is the flower of one of the narrow leaf forms.

There are around 170 species in the genus, but only two found here in Tasmania, and one of those is rare. B. marginata has several distinct forms (used to be varieties until a recent reclassification) found across the island.

This photograph Snug Falls track, Tasmania.

The beautiful Bronze Needle, Synlestes weyersii

This individual is a female and of the subspecies S. w. weyersii

Tyres riverbank, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

The beautiful Bronze Needle, Synlestes weyersii

This individual is a female and of the subspecies S. w. weyersii

Tyres riverbank, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Members of family Megapodgrionidae are commonly known as flatwings because they lay their wings flat at rest, like a dragonfly.

Banks of Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Members of family Megapodgrionidae are commonly known as flatwings because they lay their wings flat at rest, like a dragonfly.

Banks of Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Yellow-striped Hunter, Austrogomphus (Austrogomphus) guerini, devouring prey, a Crane fly.

There are around 900 species in 90 genera in family Gomphidae. They are commonly known as “clubtails” though most females aren’t “clubbed” and in some species either are the males. They have widely spaced eyes which sometimes causes them to be mistaken for damselflies.

Species in genus Austrogomphus are commonly referred to as Hunters.

This individual photographed on the road near Tyres River campground, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Yellow-striped Hunter, Austrogomphus (Austrogomphus) guerini, devouring prey, a Crane fly.

There are around 900 species in 90 genera in family Gomphidae. They are commonly known as “clubtails” though most females aren’t “clubbed” and in some species either are the males. They have widely spaced eyes which sometimes causes them to be mistaken for damselflies.

Species in genus Austrogomphus are commonly referred to as Hunters.

This individual photographed on the road near Tyres River campground, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

A coral fungi, Ramaria sp.

There are around 200 species of Ramaria around the world.

This growth photographed at Betts Vale, Tasmania

Unknown spider.

Hanging over the Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria

Unknown spider.

Hanging over the Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria

Unidentified Scarabaeoidea beetle.

Moondarra state park, Victoria

Unidentified Scarabaeoidea beetle.

Moondarra state park, Victoria

A large Lace Monitor, Varanus varius emerged from the undergrowth and scared me silly.

Growing up to two metres in length, it is Victoria’s largest lizard, and Australia’s second largest (after the Perentie) It is a semi-aboreal species, living in holes in trees. It feeds on birds, repitiles mammals and carrion.

This individual photographed near the Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

A large Lace Monitor, Varanus varius emerged from the undergrowth and scared me silly.

Growing up to two metres in length, it is Victoria’s largest lizard, and Australia’s second largest (after the Perentie) It is a semi-aboreal species, living in holes in trees. It feeds on birds, repitiles mammals and carrion.

This individual photographed near the Tyres River, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Banks of Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Common Flatwing damselfly Austroargiolestes icteromelas.

Banks of Tyres river, Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Mating Robber Flies.

Moondarra state park, Victoria.

Mating Robber Flies.

Moondarra state park, Victoria.