|Eucalyptus obliqua, E. viminalis and Fishbone Ferns Blechnum spp., Tallaganda NP.|
|A very odd little gathering!|
|A leaf beetle, probably of the same subfamily as our subjects, effectively|
chewing an Eremophila leaf, Whyalla Conservation Park, South Australia.
|Tortoise beetles - larvae above, adult below - demonstrating their disdain for the chemical |
defences in eucalypt leaves. The larvae, moreover, exude deadly hydrogen cyanide from glands in
their rear ends - enough to kill a meat ant outright.
|Orchid beetle on lunch - Dipodium punctatum, Rosedale, south coast New South Wales.|