Zygometis lactea: flower spider

The mint has almost finished flowering, which is good as then I can cut it all back. I’ve never let it get all long and scraggly before, but there were so many insects enjoying it that I didn’t have the heart to trim it. The other day, I spotted this tiny white spider. Googling has…

Icky Sawfly Larvae

I thought I would delight  bore educate enlighten you with some  information about the grubs I pictured yesterday: Spitfire caterpillars,  larvae of our Australian native Steel Blue Sawfly (Order Hymenoptera). I’ve gathered information from Museum Victoria, Wikipedia, CSIRO, a Forestry site,  and a South Australian Government website. The sawfly is a  wasp, related to the…