Isn't that one amazing insect!!!!! Sitting right on our handrail late this afternoon. After a Google search we have identified it as an Australian Robber Fly also known as an Assassin Fly and Bee Killer. They can catch their prey in flight...and I'll spare you any more gory details. Another surprise which I have never seen before.
A couple of beautiful dragonflies, also snapped this afternoon. Much more pleasant to look at and equally as fascinating. Our pool area seems to be an attraction to dragonflies. :)
The second, smaller dragonfly is perched on a grevillea flower spike in bud.
Here is the last half of a grevillea in full flower on the same small bush. Yes, we certainly are in Australia, I do love these pretty grevilleas.
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