Diphlebia nymphoides (Arrowhead Rockmaster)

I was so hoping to see some Rockmasters on our 2019 trip around southeast Queensland and I was lucky enough to see two species. At first, I didn’t realize that I’d seen two, so hard was I concentrating on taking their pictures. This, Diphlebia nymphoides (Arrowhead Rockmaster) was the second. It seems to occur further inland than and not as far north as the first, D. coerulescens (Sapphire Rockmaster). As the name implies, they like sitting on rocks in the middle of streams.

My encounters with this species were at Carnarvon Gorge and the ford at nearby Takarakka campsite. The rocks enabled me to follow them for once without getting my feet wet … well, almost.