Another wander hoping to find a surviving orchid, but no luck, plenty of Chocolate Lilies and quite a few Milkmaids flowering, while the Dillwynia was just about finished. I did find a few Caesia calliantha though with their coiled old flowers.
I photographed four individuals of this small spider that is found from India to Japan and Australia. there is some interesting information about it on Arachne.org
The victim in the last photo is a fly that I’ve photographed previously in the garden and as yet haven’t been able to identify. I couldn’t get a good photo of a live one on this occasion due to the wind that was making things difficult, but a subsequent visit gave me this one.
They have a thick apparently hinged proboscis that they use to work over the petals, but I have no idea what they are collecting for food, it was invisible to my eyes. I’ve asked for help and I may be able to elucidate later.
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