The main reason that I hung back on that information was because I knew that both Eyre and Bunce were mostly Southern explorers but both took part in the search for Ludwig Leichhardt after the third failed expedition, I thought perhaps that either or both had made those observations whilst up there in the North.
Don’t get me wrong Bob, but I’d prefer not to try to introduce anything that doesn’t belong here, instead I’d like to try to find what may still be out there and find a way of encouraging it to recover and return.
The insect was caught on a Banksia tree, so perhaps it was a high flying specialist, it was a coastal trip so possibly a large coastal Banksia making the insect a localised specialist, the fact that neither Charles Darwin nor Joseph Banks managed to get one from around the Sydney region confirms the fact that these insects are not easily accessible.
Then there are the Aboriginals, few people know, even those who study them how dependant these people were on climbing trees and how effectively they practiced it. Early explorers and colonists around the Sydney region recorded how the only way that they could tell if there was an Aboriginal group around was by looking at the trees, they could judge how long it had been since an Aboriginal mob had been through the region by gauging the age of the toe-holds that had been cut into the trunks of trees, not only to seek sugar-bag honey but for their primary forest food, possum.
one shot, two shot, three shot, floor