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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dragonfly - Wandering Glider

I found this dead dragonfly next to the pool. What a pity that such a pretty insect has to die. I think it is a Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens).
They are fairly common and their range extends into Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A close-up of a grasshopper

I recently found this grasshopper which had just dies and it was a great opportunity to take some close-up photographs of it which one would normally not be able to get.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A close up of a caterpillar

After the cold week we have had, I am surprised to find anything still around. This caterpillar was crawling around on the stairs so I put him on the grass in order to get some shots of him.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tailed Jay

This Tailed Jay had just emerged and was still trying to stretch his wings. Thank goodness for P&S cameras that you can take pictures one-handed.

Thursday, September 2, 2010