After the success I had during my previous visit to Kings Park, I decided to go back for some more macro photography. Once again I used my trusty 120mm Mamiya Macro.
My hit rate with this lens is normally quite low, however during this outing I got quite a few keepers.
The jewel beetle I’m having trouble identifying, this is as close as I got, however I think that the distribution is wrong for it to be this particular species: Diphucephala colaspidoides (Gyllenhal)
I think that these beetles had either been disturbed by some Glyphosate spraying that the rangers were doing, or had just finished their breeding. I saw many of these on this day and when they landed appeared to be exhaused. A few of them fell onto their backs and failed to get up or move until I manipulated them over (with a leaf, these things might bite!).
The lizard is Cryptoblepharus buchananii (thanks Ross for the identification). I didn’t even try to identify the spider, I couldn’t get a shot of the top of his body.
Here is the gallery:
*EDIT* I forgot to mention, I got a pic of the first orchid of the season. A Cowslip Orchid (Caladenia flava).