Saturday, 4 February 2012
Common Names: 28 Spotted Potato Ladybird, 28 Spotted Ladybug
Species: Epilachna vigintioctopunctata
The 28 Spotted Ladybird unlike most ladybird species feeds on leaves in both its adult and larval stages. The one in this photo has just started to chew its way through this leaf.
Common Names: House Fly, Common Fly, Bush Fly
Species: Musca sp.
A common muscid fly attracted to the decaying scent produced by the Anemone Stinkhorn fungus (Aseroe rubra, pictured bottom left, see my native plant photogrpahy blog for more shots of this interesting fungus). The fly helps the fungus to spread its spores.