Aphid Buffet II
Ladybird larvae at the aphid buffet. Near the grub on the right is a parasitised aphid, fat and round and dead. Kyogle, NSW.
A bottlebrush leaf reduced to a skeleton by very young sawfly larvae. Kyogle, NSW.
Spotted Sawfly Larva
Spotted sawfly larva hangs under the stem of a leaf. Moggill, Qld.
A pair of hoverfly larvae and their aphid friend enjoy life on a dill plant. Cambroon, Qld.
Ladybird Larva Eats Aphids
This beetle larva may be disguised by aphid pheremone as it is able to live among it's aphid prey, ignored by ants that herd the aphids for food. Kyogle, NSW.
Red Beetle Larva
Found in rotting wood, Cambroon, Qld.
A large winged ant pupates among other brood of varying stages of development inside a Pheidole nest. Kyogle, NSW.
Tapinoma ghost ants colonise the inside of a pecan nut. Kyogle, NSW.
Possibly larvae of fungus beetles but I have no proof. Whatever they are, they've turned the inside of this brightly coloured fungus into poop. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Hug a poo today! Possibly a fungus beetle larva, this grub is in a defensive posture after the nest was disturbed by yours truly. Oxley Creek, QLD.
A brightly coloured fungus on a rotting log is turned into poop. The grubs tunnel around inside the fungus leaving the shell intact. This one was opened up to show the damage caused by the larvae. Oxley Creek, QLD.
This Technomyrmex nest is in a rotting log. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Technomyrmex worker ants relocate the brood after the nest is disturbed. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Technomyrmex ants move their brood after the nest was disturbed by yours truly. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Paper Wasp Brood
A nest full of wasp larvae. The nest is constructed from pulped plant matter and changes colour depending on the source of the material. Durack, QLD.