Lynx Spider and Bee
Ambush predator Lynx spider has caught a stingless bee. Cambroon, Qld.
A pair of hoverfly larvae and their aphid friend enjoy life on a dill plant. Cambroon, Qld.
Ant-killing Spider with Ant Bundle
Tiny spider (Euryopis sp.) hauls around a bundle of technomyrmex ants. Mapleton, Qld.
Combfooted spider (Thwaitesia nigronodosa) with her wrapped lunch. Toowong, QLD.
Certain insets such as ladybirds and hoverflies lay their eggs in the middle of aphid colonies so their larvae have the best possible start in life. This grub is busy sucking the life out of an aphid nymph. Gayndah, QLD.
A small chalcid wasp sits on the back of a bottlebrush sawfly larva - there is no evidence the wasp has parasitised the sawfly but it seems like a good chance. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Green Jumping Spider
Male Mopsus mormon has snared a treehopper meal. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Northern Green Jumping Spider
Mopsus mormon female with cockroach prey. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Spider and Bee
Crab spider makes a meal of a stingless bee. The spider waits patiently on a blue ginger flower for foraging bees. Kyogle, NSW.
Ladybird larvae are born and bred in aphid populations. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Ladybird larva attacks a yellow aphid from behind to avoid it's formidable pointy mouthparts. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Aphids and Ladybirds
Lady beetle larva feeds on a yellow aphid. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Beetle Has a Crappy Day
Red and black (not an assassin) bug nymph has a delightful beetle lunch on a spotted gum tree. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
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