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Spectacled Monarch Nest

Spectacled Monarch Nest – Symposiarchus trivirgatus, the Knoll National Park.  Had we not seen the nest on a night walk, I would never have returned the next day to film it.  Fortunately, it was fairly close […]

Lichen Moth
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Lichen Moth

Lichen Moth –Cyana meyricki, garage, Central Avenue.  A number of species share this common name.  The larva pupates in a cage made from its own hairs held together with silk. It suspends its cocoon in the cage, leaving […]

Small-eyed Net-casting Spider
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Small-eyed Net-casting Spider

Small-eyed Net-casting Spider – Avella despiciens, The Knoll National Park.  This is a wonderful example of the web-spinning skill and ingenuity of a spider.  It takes full advantage of its eight legs. The two hind legs […]

Trapdoor Spider
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The amazing Trapdoor Spider

Tamborine Mountain Trapdoor Spider – Euoplos variabilis, Joalah National Park.  The frame shows the exquisite geometry of the trap door. It is hard to credit that a spider is capable of constructing a lid of earth […]