A caterpillar of the Imperial Blue butterfly (Jalmenus evagoras) is here being not attacked but tended and protected by Iridomyrmex ants, drunk on the caterpillar's secretions.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
|Pied Lacewing - Porismus strigatus|
Noticed a few of these beautiful lacewings in the local bit of bushland yesterday evening so I returned to photograph them this morning. They have a very weak-looking, fluttery flight. Actually found an ID on these guys - Pied Lacewing - Porismus strigatus