Botany Bay Diamond
Closeup portrait of the head of a Botany Bay Diamond Weevil. Girraween NP, Qld.
Portrait of Castiarina decemaculata on tea tree flowers. Girraween NP, Qld.
Castiarina sexplagiata on Tea Tree. Girraween NP, Qld.
Green Head and Tiny Ant
Green head worker ant (Rhytidoponera sp.) carries a much smaller ant. Boondooma, Qld.
Green head worker (Rhytidoponera sp.) carrying her fellow worker ant. Boondooma Dam, Qld.
Cup Moth Caterpillar
Anaxidia lozogramma feeding on the leaf of a macadamia tree. Kyogle, NSW.
Cup Moth Closeup
The amazing detail and colour of a Anaxidia lozogramma cup moth caterpillar. Kyogle, NSW.
Spotted Sawfly Larva
Spotted sawfly larva hangs under the stem of a leaf. Moggill, Qld.
Slender ant moves grains of sand out of the nest in an endless battle with the wind. Woodgate, Qld.
Green Wasp on Gum Leaf
Parasite wasp looks for a place to lay her eggs between two gum leaves. Moggill, Qld.
Cuckoo Wasp Drinking
Chrysididae cuckoo wasp drinks from a nectary on an Hibiscus leaf. Deepwater, Qld.
This little planthopper (Cotylana sp.) looked like a mouldy dead leaf to the naked eye. Up close it's more beautiful than I could imagine.
Long-legged orange and green bug on a spiky leaf. Cow Bay, Qld.
Hover Fly Larva
Hover fly larva on a gum leaf. Wilston, Qld.
Rhytidoponera worker ant removes unwated sand and debris from her nest. Woodgate, Qld.
Pod Sucking Bug
Ant mimic bug Riptortus serripes as a nymph. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
A yellow and gree psyllid nymph on a badly damaged gum leaf. Wilston, Qld.
Green Velvet Ant
Metallic greent velvet ant (Mutillidae), possibly a mimic of the green head ant, drinks from a drop of water on glavanised iron. Kyogle, NSW.
Planthopper nymph on bark. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Green Ant Mimic Bug
Bug nymph (Riptortus serripes) mimics a green weaver ant. The adult form of this bug is vastly different in appearance. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
Closeup portrait of a spider with prey. Kyogle, NSW.
Spider with prey on a camphor laurel leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Metallic Green Jumping Spider
This gorgeous old lady has lost some of her sparkle but she's still a beautiful spider. Possible Cosmophasis sp. Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Metallic green and purple Salticidae (Poss. Cosmophasis sp.) is living on a bean plant. Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Metallic green and purple Salticidae (Poss. Cosmophasis sp.) is living on a bean plant. More colourful in the flesh! Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Colourful Bug Nymph
The beautiful hues of this shield bug nymph are impossible to spot without some magnification. Kyogle, NSW.
Green leafhopper nymph on a fence post. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A small green caterpillar possibly from the Lycaenidae family. Kyogle, NSW.
Green Grid Stink Bug
Adult stink bug (Antestiopsis sp.) exploring a leaf. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Leaf Tip Wilt Bug
An early instar of a leaf tip wilt mimic bug. Murarrie, Qld.