Eulophidae sp. wasp on the flower of a cobbler's peg. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Pollen covered beetle sips dew drops from a rose petal. Kyogle, NSW.
Flower beetles feed on nectar in a gumnut flower. Mt Coot-tha,QLD.
Brown flower beetle on a paper daisy. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Carpenter bee (Xylocopa) applies her abdomen and vibrates it rapidly to induce the release of pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Beautiful metallic green Halictid bee does laps round and round the centre of this bramble rose, occaisionally rolling around like a cat in catnip. Kyogle, NSW.
Striped Comb-clawed Beetle
Comb-clawed pollen-eating beetle enjoys some pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Tiny beetle helps pollinate a citrus flower. Bunya, QLD.
Thrips on Daisy
Thrips doing whatever thrips do in the heart of a white daisy. Gayndah, QLD.
Bee on Gumnut
Bumnut? Toowong, QLD.
Common Hover Fly
Common hover fly on paper daisy. Toowong, QLD.
Honey Bee on Salvia
Salvia flowers are shaped perfectly to deposit their pollen on the hairy backs of bees that come to collect nectar. Toowong, QLD.
Green bug explores food options on a pink paper daisy. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Honey Bee on Grevillea
European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) collects nectar from a pink Grevillea. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
The Pollen and The Fly
Tiny flies congregate on the sex bits of a yellow hibiscus flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
FLower beetle carries pollen in a yellow hibiscus flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
You Want Flies With That?
Yellow Hibiscus flower attracts swarms of tiny flies that look like aphids. Flower beetle carries pollen around. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Leafcutter bee (Megachile) collects pollen from a cobbler's peg flower. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Homalictus Bee In Thistle
Tiny metallic bee collects pollen on a thistle flower. She is packing the pollen under her abdomen rather than on her legs.
Homalictus Bee in Bottle Brush
Metallic green bee works hard in a forest of bottle brush flowers. Bee hairs are designed to collect pollen, as she cleans she packs it under her abdomen.
Hover Fly lays into a salvia, nomnomnom.
A small bug on a small flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Hover fly. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
A hover fly has lunch on a white flower. How nice would it be to have lunch on a flower? Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Bee fly helps pollinate cobbler's pegs. Ironbark Gully, QLD.
Leafcutter Bee on Cosmos Flower
Megachile bee is gathering pollen and possibly nectar from the heart of a cosmos flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Leafcutter or Resin Bee
Aussie native leafcutter bee (Megachile Sp.) on a salvia flower. Mt Coot-tha, Qld.