Locate, Observe, Wait…Click

Butterfly – feeding on a callistemon in the back garden.  Photo taken in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Dragon Fly – resting on a cane in the back garden.  Photo taken in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Cricket (?) – I heard this clicking next my ear as I leaned against a tree. At first I couldn’t see it as it was so well camouflaged.  Photo taken in Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

Caterpillars – this cluster of caterpillars was rolling as a mass across the walking track.  Photo taken in Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

Ladybird (Ladybeetle/Ladybug) – feasting on flowering Wattle. Photo taken in Riverview, Lane Cove, Sydney.

Ladybird (Ladybeetle/Ladybug) – on flowering Wattle. Photo taken in Riverview, Lane Cove, Sydney.

Harlequin Beetle – on hibiscus shrub. Photo taken in Terrey Hills, Sydney.

Dragonfly – highlighting beautifully patterned wing structure. Photos above and below taken by Lane Cove River, Lane Cove National Park, Sydney.

Damselfly – settled for a couple of minutes enabling me to get close.  Photo taken in Lane Cove National Park.

Dragonfly – in mid-flight.

Dragonfly – in mid-flight.

Dragonfly – attracted to the small pond in our backyard.  Such a complex wing attachment.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

TBC – photo taken by Lane Cove River, Lane Cove, Sydney.

Praying Mantis – This is a series of photos of the insect shedding its exoskeleton while hanging upside down from our garden table. Photos taken in Lane Cove, Sydney.

Praying Mantis – in the early morning sunshine.

Praying Mantis – starting to emerge from the exoskeleton around its head.

Praying Mantis – having almost shed its entire exoskeleton.

Praying Mantis – immediately after shedding its exoskeleton.

Praying Mantis – entire exoskeleton after shedding.

Bee – on flowering Wattle. Photo taken in Riverview, Lane Cove, Sydney.

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