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Dicyrtomina novazealandica | by andybadger
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Dicyrtomina novazealandica

I'm pretty sure on the ID of this one, as it tallies with the key very nicely. Though am happy to be wrong! And what a splendid one it is. I deliberated whether to have the juvenile photo in the comments as the main photo as they're such a bright purple it's hard to believe they're real. These were from down near Sailer's Grave, on the coast. It's still incredibly warm, and I got the worst mosquito bites ever yesterday, around forty over both my arms, which have now swollen up and are refusing to be affected by the anti-histamine tablets. So I didn't sleep last night at all, just itched. This is the downside of photography in the depths of a sub-tropical rainforest. Worth it in the end I guess.

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Taken on February 23, 2014