A hopper nymph on a gum leaf. Kenmore, Qld.
A bottlebrush leaf reduced to a skeleton by very young sawfly larvae. Kyogle, NSW.
Sawfly larvae make short work of a Maleleuca leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Green Wasp on Gum Leaf
Parasite wasp looks for a place to lay her eggs between two gum leaves. Moggill, Qld.
Egg-laying Wasp II
Parasite wasp tries to discretely lay an egg. Moggill, Qld.
Egg-laying Wasp I
Queen Ant Feeding
Unmated queen ant stops to feed on a leaf nectary. Deepwater, Qld.
Water Skating Rove Beetle
Lovely golden Staphylinidae beetle unfurls carefully folded wings. Oxley Creek, QLD.
A collection of wooly jumping plant lice. Broadwater Creek, Qld.
Psyllid Skin and Lerp
The shed skin (exuvia) from a psyllid nymph. Wilston, Qld.
A yellow and gree psyllid nymph on a badly damaged gum leaf. Wilston, Qld.
Little Katydid nymph waits on a leaf for something exciting to happen. And it did. Cambroon, Qld.
Adult thrips on a ficus leaf surrounded by empty eggs and the damage dealt to the leaf. Toowong, Qld.
Flea Beetle Feeding
A flea beetle (tribe Aliticini) helps her friends demolish a leaf. Dundas, Qld.
Ants and Psyllids
Meat ants tend to a brood of jumping plant lice, collecting honeydew and keeping them safe. Laidley, Qld.
Bunched up for warmth on a winter day. Laidley, Qld.
This brood of jumping plant lice (Psyllidae) do not build lerps and cluster together on leaves. Laidley, Qld.
Portrait of a brown click beetle. Oxley Creek, Qld.
White-footed ant (Technomyrmex sp.) vigorously defends her little brood of scale insects. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Illeis galbula. Kyogle, NSW.
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.
Fuzzy Tortoise Beetle
Unknown beetle. Murarrie, Qld.
Hairy, lumpy caterpillar crawls around on a leaf. Murarrie, Qld.
The tiniest beetle is part of the amazing diversity found in mangrove swamps. Murarrie, Qld.
Tiny leafhopper nymph rests on a spotted leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
A black and white spotted fly cleans its front legs while resting on a gum leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
An intricately patterned lerp on a gum leaf covers a deceased psyllid nymph. Bellbowrie, Qld.
Adult green lacewing resting on a leaf. Mt Coot-tha, Qld.
Flower spider (Lehtinelagia evanida) guards her eggs inside folded gardenia leaves. Kyogle, NSW.
Flower spider (Lehtinelagia evanida) guards her eggs inside folded Gardenia leaves. Kyogle, NSW.
Flower spider (Lehtinelagia evanida) waves away a visitor. She is guarding eggs that haven't hatched. I'm not sure where the smaller spider came from or where it went. Kyogle, NSW.
Extrafloral Nectary - Cottonwood Tree
A tiny wasp feeds from a strangely finger-shaped extrafloral nectary on a cottonwood leaf. Kyogle, NSW.