|Australian Painted Lady (though this one is a male Lady!) Vanessa kershawi, |
on Isotoma sp., Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
|Orange Bush-brown Mycalesis terminus, Ingham, Queensland.|
Both these species are in the huge and colourful family Nymphalidae; despite the history of pterins
I can't actually find a photo of mine depicting an orange Pieridae.
|Cymothoe sp., Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.|
This is a genus of some 70 species restricted to the great forests of West and Central Africa.
|Two Red Flashers Panacea prola, (with a blue friend, hitherto unidentified by me), Manu National Park.|
Despite the common name, these look pretty orange to me!
|Spider Wasp, Family Pompilidae, Machu Picchu, Peru.|
Like the butterflies, the wings are the orange aspect here; this is not always the case however.
|'Fire Wasp' (local name, for its ferocious sting) Urabamba, Peruvian Andes.|
|Potter Wasp, Family Vespidae, Kata Tjuta NP, central Australia.|
She needs a lot of water to construct the characteristic mud nests.
|Another spider-hunter, this time near Winton, western Queensland.|
|Chrysomelid beetle munching its way through an acacia phyllode, |
Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia.
|Ladybird Coccinella transversalis, Namadgi NP near Canberra.|
|Harlequin Bug, Family Scutelleridae, Undara National Park, Queensland.|