Monday, October 8, 2012

An odd name for a Beetle

Today I have found for you some pie dish beetles.
The uniquely Australian pie dish beetles are representatives of the large cosmopolitan darkling beetle family, Tenebrionidae.
The pie dish beetles' common name refers to their general pie dish shape.
They mainly feed on decaying vegetation and are found under pieces of wood, leaf litter, logs or stones. 
Did you know there are more than 28 000 species of beetles in Australia, - they come in all shapes and sizes and can be found everywhere.
I hope you enjoyed today's post about the interesting Pie Dish Beetle.

Sandi x

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Enjoying the Sun

I was lucky enough to snap this little guy recently. One of the skinks from the Ctenotus species.
I was doing a few errands around town, when I spotted this lovely lizard sunning itself in the gardens behind a shop. (and just happened to have my camera with me) I have seen a couple of these skinks amongst the rocks here, on many occasions.
I hope you enjoyed today's little pic.

Sandi x
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