13 Jan 2022 FILM DIARY
This morning I photographed a female goliath beetle, aptly named, at the garage and emailed a photo to the Curator of Entomology at the Queensland Museum who has been so helpful and supportive for many years. He identified a female in 2016, but I think this is a different species. In reply to an email I sent him last week which included a fetching photo of a ladybird with raindrops on its body, he disarmingly asked if I would mind if he passed on the image to the beetle worker who literally wrote the book on this group of ladybird beetles in the Australo-Pacific region? I replied that I would be honoured.