Monday, March 5, 2012

Frilled Lizard risks too many thrills

Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) sits it out on Tyto track on Saturday, soaking up the sunshine and - as usual when caught off guard - refusing to run away. Unless touched. Then, they scoot off. Delay may help explain decline through much of former eastern Australian range.  

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) not too keen on being touched either. The orb-weaver is harmless (to humans). Not so to moths and butterflies. And the small male doesn't take too many chances!

Damselfly (Ischnura heterosticta) glitters nicely in morning light the other day. Bit too small for big lens, but worth a second look.
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