Rare Sightings Include Lacewings & Flying Peacock Spiders
Matt Campbell has found all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures on his property at Jeeralang Junction, in Victoria's south-east. His rarest find? A flying peacock spider!
"I never once dreamed I'd see one, let alone in my own backyard. I had no idea of the species but it didn't take much searching to realise I had found maratus volans,” Mr Campbell said to ABC Gippsland reporter, Mim Cook.
Mr Campbell only records species that he can get a clear photograph of, so it’s pretty amazing that he’s already found over 1,200. "I keep photographs and label my shots with the date and species," he said in the ABC News article. Another rare find was a lacewing, which are typically found more than 350km away from his property!