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Saturday, 4 February 2012

28 Spotted Ladybird Epilachna vigintioctopunctata

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.

Unknown Small Fly

Not sure what species or even what family this little fly belongs to, if anyone has any ideas please let me know via the comments. The dark patterning on the wings is quite interesting.

Common Fly Musca sp. Near Aseroe rubra

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.