|Darwin's Rhea Rhea (sometimes called Pterocnemia) pennata, with chicks, Torres del Paine NP, southern Chile.|
|Acrophylla titan, Nowra, New South Wales.|
This magnificent stick insect can be 30 cm long.
|Green Emperor Anax gibbosulus, Litchfield NP, Northern Territory.|
Even emperors can come to grief it seems, this time in the form of a spider web.
|Swordgrass Brown Tisiphone abeona, National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.|
|Black Fruit Bats Pteropus alecto, Charters Towers, Queensland.|
|Morpho butterfly, Morpho sp., Sacha Lodge, Ecuador.|
When opened the wings are a gloriously brilliant blue, but I was always too slow to snap them!
|Green-banded Urania Moth Urania leilus, Yasuni NP, Ecuador.|
Many butterflies and moths sip moisture from river bank silts with their proboscis.
|Female Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio aegeus, National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.|
|Flower Spider Diaea sp., National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.|
|Wongai Ningaui Ningaui ridei with delicious winged termite.|
Photo courtesy of David Nelson.