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Friday, 29 June 2018

Night Walk At Lower Peirce Reservoir (29 Jun 2018)

It has been raining for almost the entire week and today it was no exception. It rained in the late afternoon but fortunately the rain stopped when the night began to fall. HW and I have been looking forward to the session and we decided to continue with the plan despite the heavy rain earlier on. As expected, the place was soaked to the bone and we were not hopeful that we would find any beetle for the night. Here is a shot of an interesting looking Painted Chorus Frog (Microhyla butleri) found at the place.

The first beetle for the trip was a 10 mm Fungus Beetle found on a fallen log.

On another fallen log was this lone Darkling Beetle (Ceropria induta).

On a small tree nearby was this 2 mm Fungus Beetle.

Further down the trail was another fallen log where this 10 mm Ground Beetle (Physodera eschscholtzii) was found.

The last beetle of the trip was this 25 mm Pleasing Fungus Beetle (Triplatoma gestroi).

It was expected that we would not find many beetles due to the earlier heavy rain. Nevertheless, I am glad that we still managed to find a few beetles despite the rain.  

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