OK, I am in full lockdown/practice mode for my upcoming PhD defence, so here is a collection of images without much commentary, taken at Iona Beach over the past couple weeks.
Colletes males in a sleeping aggregation.
Ochlerotatus dorsalis, taking my blood.
A Phidippus, looking great as always.
Bembix digging a nest.
Some kind of dwarf spider. I like how the legs reflect on the shiny body.
Colletes showing me his tongue.
A cuckoo wasp Catherine found sleeping in dead wood.
The folded legs of a sleeping Coelioxys.
My favourite bee, Coelioxys.
A long-legged fly eating a mite.
Coelioxys rufitarsus showing its reddish tarsi.
A Stilt-legged fly (Micropezidae).
Crazy heads these guys have!
Aggregation of sleeping Coelioxys.
Tetragnatha caudata at sunset.