|Corunastylis superba - click to enlarge image|
Note the extremely long "hairs" on the labellum.
From straight on, you can see the labellum is relatively wide.
My Orchid-chasing colleagues Colin and Mischa Rowan
This next photo has been turned slightly, to straighten the flower
to make it look right.
(Please ignore the rough "filling in" of the corners.)
Just check out the details of the flower.
It has a very long lateral sepals, which are divergent
but pointed out and down,
unlike many of the other species which have the sepals
curved up in the air.
This is the same plant (the only one we found).
The colour is completely natural, as I was not using a flash.
Here it is again, with a slightly lighter background
to help you see it better.
And now for something completely different - a large green Katydid.
It looks upside down, because that's how these creatures like to hang out. Apparently they assume this position if calling to their partners (stridulating).
Note the very long antennae. The tips are marked on the image.
|Katydid - a large green specimen.|
*** Dr Dave Rentz advises: "It's probably an Elephantodeta or, perhaps, a Tinzeda. Definitely not a Caedicia". Thanks Dave.