Blue Skimmer

Blue Skimmer

The Blue Skimmer is a common Australian Dragonfly.  The species is widespread throughout Australia.  There is not that much information on them that I can find. Wikipedia Information There isn’t very much information about the Blue Skimmer on Wikipedia, but it is worth a visit to see the photo of the female.  It is totally […]

Bullseye Borer

Bullseye Borer

This Bullseye Borer, technical name is apparently Phoracantha acanthocerus, was sighted on a recent camping trip. Rather amazing little beetle with very long feelers.  I think he is from the Longhorn Beetle family, but not sure.  Please correct or provide additional information in the comments if you know more. Again, I asked someone else to […]

Bee Fly

Bee Fly Villa sp.

I came across this Bee Fly when out photographing birds in the bush.  I know very little about invertebrates and sourced an identification from someone who studies these all the time. Although it has been identified as a Bee Fly, technical name Villa sp. apparently, I can’t find much information to pass on in these […]

European Honey Bees

European Honey Bees Drinking at Dam

The European Honey Bee is very widespread and obviously an import. Apparently it is the most common the 7 – 12 species in the world.  Like all honey bees, this bee creates colonies or hives with a single fertile female or Queen Bee.  It seems a young Queen can lay 2,000 eggs a day but […]