Catchup on images from the past week.

OK, I am in full lockdown/practice mode for my upcoming PhD defence, so here is a collection of images without much commentary, taken at Iona Beach over the past couple weeks.

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Colletes males in a sleeping aggregation.

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Ochlerotatus dorsalis, taking my blood.

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A Phidippus, looking great as always.

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Bembix digging a nest.

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Some kind of dwarf spider. I like how the legs reflect on the shiny body.

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Colletes showing me his tongue.

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A cuckoo wasp Catherine found sleeping in dead wood.

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The folded legs of a sleeping Coelioxys.

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Colletes.

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My favourite bee, Coelioxys.

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A long-legged fly eating a mite.

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Coelioxys rufitarsus showing its reddish tarsi.

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A Stilt-legged fly (Micropezidae).

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Crazy heads these guys have!

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Aggregation of sleeping Coelioxys.

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Tetragnatha caudata at sunset.