Nososticta solitaria (Fivespot Threadtail)

The scant information given concerning Nososticta soliltaria is that it “inhabits streams and rivers, including those that dry to pools”. It is an Australian endemic whose range  is limited to the northeastthe. The five spots in the common name refer to those along the abdomen.

I met these characters only at the ford approaching the eccentric Platypus Bushcamp. Keeping to the shade, lighting was difficult so I had to try and use flash to get some of these rather average pictures. I did a bit better in FNQ 2022 where flash was once again a frequent requirement.