Mitey Small Bitey
This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.
Baby Bug With Green
Bug nymph with metallic green spots on an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Black Rhytidoponera Ant
Beautiful black Rhytidoponera ant carries a bug back to the nest. Winton, Qld.
Psyllid adult, centre, surrounded by nymphs and an attendant Iridomyrmex ant. Bottom left are psyllid eggs. Laidley, Qld.
Fancy some fungus? Laidley, Qld.
A Mess of Mealybugs
And a few baby psyllids as well. Rocklea, Qld.
Portrait of a brown shield bug. Kyogle, NSW.
Black Assassin Vs Beef Ants
An unfortunate assassin bug has fallen into the path of foraging meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus). Oxley Creek, Qld.
Camponotus minor worker near a scale insect's waxy straw extrusion waiting for honeydew. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Major on Patrol
Carpenter ant major worker patrols past a waxy straw scale and a minor worker busy collecting nectar. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Chunky Black Bug
A heavily dimpled black shield bug on the ground. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Carpenter Ant Trophallaxis
One carpenter ant feeding another. The ant on the left has a waxy scale protrusion which feeds waste from a scale insect hidden under the bark to any insects who wish to gather it up. Oxley Creek, Qld.
tiny mealybug nymph is on the move. The legs don't seem to grow in proportion when it comes to mealybugs - they need to move once they've found their place in the world. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Black Stink Bug
Portrait of a black stink bug. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Parasitised Assassin Bug
Black asassin bug nymph is in for a surprise. Oxley Creek, Qld.