Friday, February 17, 2012

Watching the cricket in the sun

Crickets aren't typically a group of insect that you would associate with sun-basking. This one, Myara sp. certainly seems to be comfortable in bright daylight, and seems to make an effort in the early morning to directly expose itself to direct sunlight. There were numerous individuals of this species sitting prominently upon the leaves of small trees near Speewah, (west of Kuranda).

King of the tree. This cricket (Myara sp.) was feeding at the top of a small Corymbia torreliana tree. Below it black ants (Iridomyrmex sp.) a sugar ant (Camponotus sp.) and a small caterpillar also go about their business.

Another cricket of the same species sitting in the early morning sun.

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