A solid little chalcid wasp (Brachymeria sp.) parasitises caterpillar cocoons on a hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.
Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing
Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Dolly and the Lerps
Dolichoderus ant tends her little lerp factory on a gum leaf. There is a clutch of tiny orange eggs directly under the ant. Girraween NP, Qld.
Golden Dolly Ant
Golden tailed Dolichoderus ants tend lerps on a gum leaf. Girraween NP, Qld.
Fighting Not Kissing
Little meat ants gather for a brawl. Kyogle, NSW.
Queen Polly and Her Loyal Subjects
Mated queen Polyrhachis ant is tended to by her worker ants. Kyogle, NSW.
Queen Polly II
Dealate queen Polyrhachis - aka golden spiny ant. Kyogle, NSW.
A mated queen Polyrhachis ant. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Major Melophorus worker carries a dismembered bug back to the nest. Charleville, Qld.
Funnel Ant Queen
Aphaenogaster workers escort a new queen. Kyogle, NSW.