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.
Funnel Ants Fix Funnels
A couple of worker ants are rebuilding the tunnel entrance to their nest after heavy rain. Kyogle, NSW.
Black And White Wasp II
Tiny black and white wasp looks for something. Kyogle, NSW.
Black And White Wasp I
Tiny black and white wasp looks for something while an even smaller wasp photobombs. Kyogle, NSW.
Nest is Full
Tiny black ants stuff their nest full of queen Aphaenogaster ants (Funnel Ants) after recent heavy rains. Kyogle, NSW.
Black Rhytidoponera Ant
Beautiful black Rhytidoponera ant carries a bug back to the nest. Winton, Qld.
Salty With Prey
A yellow jumping spider (Salticidae sp.) feasts on a male winged ant (Rhytidoponera sp.). Kyogle, NSW.
Meat ant worker (Iridomyrmex sp.) carries a bendy fly carcass (minus legs and wings) back to the nest. Kenmore, Qld.
Queen Meat Ant
Iridomyrmex queen ant, either foraging or looking for a nesting site. Kenmore, Qld.
Black chalcid wasp looks for something on the bark of a tree. Kenmore, Qld.
Blue Micro Wasp
Blue wasp looks for something on a plant stem. Kenmore, Qld.
Psyllid adult, centre, surrounded by nymphs and an attendant Iridomyrmex ant. Bottom left are psyllid eggs. Laidley, Qld.
Is really hairy. Rocklea, Qld.
Looks so rainbow! Rocklea, Qld.
Grub in a Gall
It must be galling to be a grub in a gall. Rocklea, Qld.
A Mess of Mealybugs
And a few baby psyllids as well. Rocklea, Qld.
A pair of technomyrmex ants look into a hole in a leaf. Rocklea, Qld.
The midden heap of a nearby Pheidole ant nest. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy III
Shield ants rearrange the crap at their nest entrance after it's disturbed by the photographer. Toowong, Qld.
Nest Tidy II