Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata)

By |2019-11-26T11:46:30+10:00May 11th, 2015|Fauna, Spiders|

I recently chanced upon a curious fluorescence out the corner of my eye, beneath the movement of a small black invertebrate. Upon closer inspection, I was delighted to see the Northern Jewelled Spider (Gasteracantha fornicata), weaving its fluorescent green [...]

Breakfast with the Boyd’s

By |2019-11-26T11:46:31+10:00May 4th, 2015|Insects, Reptiles|

Boyd's Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii), resplendent in his camouflaged coating and ornate headdress, had a fortuitous visit this morning.  A Giant Tropical Mantid (Hierodula majuscula) made the mistake of walking into sight of the ever-vigilant dragon and swiftly became breakfast. Boyd”s Forest Dragons are endemic [...]


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