More snails and Crinkle Bush in flower

Jan has provided us with more pictures of Cystopelta astra out and about in the reserve today in the continuing drizzly weather. Nice to see it on the Crinkle Bush (Lomatia silaifolia) which is flowering very well this year, particularly in burnt areas, but also in the reserve as you can see.

If you are wondering why the ‘slug’ appears to have a distinct shell in some of these photos, apparently some native snails have their shell inside. So I should have been calling it a snail.

Cystopelta astra on Lomatia silaifolia Dec 20 Photo: Jan Allen
Cystopelta astra on the move Dec20 Photo: Jan Allen