|This scarab beetle, from along the Tamar River in Tasmania, has to be one of the most|
beautiful animals I have ever seen; the glowing colours were spectacular.
|Christmas Beetle (because they emerge in huge numbers to eat eucalyptus leaves in high summer),|
Anoplognathus sp., Canberra. These are also scarabs.
|Scarab on Acacia flowers, Leeuwin Naturaliste NP, south-west Western Australia.|
|Diphucephala sp. on Acacia dealbata, Tinderry NP, south-east of Canberra.|
|Wasp, Standley Chasm, central Australia.|
|Fly, Batang Ai NP, Sarawak.|
It's OK, I'd given up on the tea by now anyway!
|Unidentified bug - ie Hempiteran - Sceales Bay, western South Australia.|
(My thanks to Susan - below - for correcting my previous blunder with this one!)
|Pollanisus viridipulverulenta Yeldulknie CP, western South Australia.|
Only a small moth, but it absolutely gleams.
|Scarlet Percher Diplacodes haematodes Standley Chasm, central Australia.|
|Carpenter Bee, Playa Espumilla, Santiago, Galápagos.|
Not much iridescence here, but a few seconds later that changed with a change of position
- see below!
|This big lizard, in all his breeding finery, is a male Eastern Water Dragon Intellagama (formerly Physignathus) lesueuriiAustralian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.|