Critters on the daisies, (or a Castiarina trifasciata and another bugglywug on the Asteraceae)

Day 26, a plant a day, Lowlands Coastal Reserve 19 November 2020. Asteraceae

Such a beautiful beetle on the daisy in Lowlands Coastal Reserve, 18 November 2020

I don’t usually choose to feature plants that I don’t already know the name of.

But I had to choose these daisies, because of the beautiful Castiarina trifasciata (? I think?) beetle hanging on for dear life.

Lets just say they are Asteraceae! Possibly Asteridea pulverulenta.

Even perfect and beautiful without the beetle, with all the mini daisies in the centre. Lowlands Coastal Reserve, 18 November 2020
still beautiful, even when symmetry is imperfect. Lowlands Coastal Reserve , 18 November 2020
Comes in white, too, Lowlands Coastal Reserve 18 November 2020
Another Asteraceae species with a little critter, we can call the bug Alastair!, Lowlands Coastal Reserve 18 November 2020

Our native daisies in Lowlands Coastal Reserve include senecios and everlastings. I featured everlastings in my Day 13 blog entry on 6th November, and plan to feature senecios soon.

Writing this daily blog featuring a plant a day and walking daily is my fundraising effort for Bush Heritage #groundworkchallenge . To join my team or donate go to https://www.groundworkchallenge.org.au/fundraisers/sheilamurray/2020?fbclid=IwAR2HbNn0YsCCc3tiSK-_lbF5xLsssaD8wjGHaUwVYrRqYxM-kdJkijoj2N0

Lowlands Coastal Reserve is on Menang Boodja — country. I celebrate the strength, resilience and capacity of the Menang Noongar people who are the traditional owners of the land.

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Sheila Murray

Biodiversity bliss finding, Story minding, cloud watching, awe and wonder for Aboriginal culture, patrolling Lowlands Reserve on foot.