I didn’t even realise that this tiny bug (.5mm) was sitting inside of the flower cup when I took this close-up photo.
After looking at the image on my computer – there it was! The bug, a native cockroach (Ellipsidion sp.) has amazing stripes on its rear end.
The plant is Chamelaucium uncinatum, also known as the Geraldton Wax, endemic to Western Australia.Belonging to the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), it flowers in spring and has pink-purple flowers.
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