Monthly Archives: November 2013

Botany Bay diamond weevil

This blue bonanza visited the back deck yesterday. It is the Botany Bay diamond weevil, Chrysolopus spectabilis. This one was about 3 cm long. According to Hangay and Zborowski’s A Guide to the Beetles of Australia (CSIRO), it occurs in … Continue reading

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Cownosed rays at Woody Head

I haven’t been to Woody for a while, and I wish I’d seen the massed gathering of cownosed rays (Rhinoptera neglecta) there last weekend. There’s a media report and photos at ABC North Coast. The Australian Museum says: Cownose rays … Continue reading

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