Yesterday we came across this weird moth while on a field trip at Nepean Peninsula:
The field trip was part of the Habitat Management course that we are doing. We visited the Coastal Moonah Woodland at the Point Nepean National Park on the sandy peninsula leading to the opening of Port Phillip Bay. Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolota) is a paperbark tree that lives a long time.
The vegetation also provides shelter for the Long-nosed Bandicoot, and we saw conical holes where one had been digging. The historic cemetery provides habitat for rare species, including this tiny Colobanthus apetalus: