Midge on Hibiscus
Profile of a midge on a hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Brown caterpillar portrait. Girraween, Qld.
Lemon Myrtle Love
Mating flower beetles in lemon myrtle flowers. Kyogle, NSW.
Fuzzy Checkered Beetle
Metallic checkered beetle (Eleale sp.) feeds on a flannel flower. Girraween, Qld.
A small brown lacewing with fuzzy wings. Kyogle, NSW.
Is really hairy. Rocklea, Qld.
Hairy caterpillar covered in tiny water droplets after the rain. Kyogle, NSW.
Brown Jumping Spider
Possible Hypoblemum sp. Kyogle, NSW.
Splendid Golden Spiny Ant
A spectacular example of a golden spiny ant (Polyrhachis sp.). Cania Gorge, Qld.
Flat Brown Spider
Possibly a Trochanteriidae, standing on a pink rock. Cania Gorge, Qld.
Portrait of a brown click beetle. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Green leafhopper nymph on a fence post. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A view of a gall side-on to the leaf. Like the mullet of galls, business up the front, party out the back. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Unknown beetle, possibly Oedemeridae. Woodgate Beach, Qld.
Hairy, lumpy caterpillar crawls around on a leaf. Murarrie, Qld.
Tiny, hairy beetle explores a rotting mangrove leaf. Murarrie, Qld.
Tiny and very hirsuit beetle explores a mangrove leaf. Murarrie, Qld.
The tiniest beetle is part of the amazing diversity found in mangrove swamps. Murarrie, Qld.
Golden hairy fly rests on a gum leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Myrmicinae worker ant (Poss. Monomorium sp.) collects nectar at the base of an Hibiscus leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
March Fly Feast
A small march fly feeds on the photographer. Moggill, Qld.
Fig Leaf Beetle
Poneridia australis or Figleaf Beetle. Victoria Point, Qld.
Hairy caterpillar has kept evey face it's moulted since it was a tiny baby. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A Pheidole major worker on a lump of dirt held by the photographer. Kyogle, NSW.
Pennant ant workers (Tetramorium sp.) forage for some bug eggs on a tree trunk. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Pennant ant workers (Tetramorium sp.) pry bug eggs loose from a tree trunk. Oxley Creek, Qld.
A Technomyrmex ant ant (2-3mm long) inspects an extrafloral nectary on an ivy leaf stem. Toowong, Qld.
The Extrafloral Nectary of an ivy plant on the leaf stem excreting some nectar. Toowong, Qld.
A Technomyrmex worker ant feeding on nectar produced by an Extrafloral Nectary under the leaf of an ivy plant. Each leaf has four of these 'glands' and the ants go from one to another collecting tiny drops of nectar. Toowong, Qld.