Rainbow Leaf Beetles
A mating pair of rainbow leaf beetles. Girraween NP, Qld.
Red and Blue Ant
Rhytidoponera croesus. Mt Glorious, QLD.
Spotted Sawfly Larva
Spotted sawfly larva hangs under the stem of a leaf. Moggill, Qld.
Black and yellow ant spider in leaf litter. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Black Assassin Vs Beef Ants
An unfortunate assassin bug has fallen into the path of foraging meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus). Oxley Creek, Qld.
Green Wasp on Gum Leaf
Parasite wasp looks for a place to lay her eggs between two gum leaves. Moggill, Qld.
Beef Ants Vs Bagworm
An unfortunate bagworm falls into the path of foraging meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus). Oxley Creek, Qld.
Egg-laying Wasp II
Parasite wasp tries to discretely lay an egg. Moggill, Qld.
Camponotus minor worker near a scale insect's waxy straw extrusion waiting for honeydew. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Major on Patrol
Carpenter ant major worker patrols past a waxy straw scale and a minor worker busy collecting nectar. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Chunky Black Bug
A heavily dimpled black shield bug on the ground. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Carpenter Ant Trophallaxis
One carpenter ant feeding another. The ant on the left has a waxy scale protrusion which feeds waste from a scale insect hidden under the bark to any insects who wish to gather it up. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Egg-laying Wasp I
tiny mealybug nymph is on the move. The legs don't seem to grow in proportion when it comes to mealybugs - they need to move once they've found their place in the world. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Technomyrmex ant carries a large load of timber. Oxley Creek, Qld.
True darkling beetle (Chalcopteroides sp.). Springbrook, Qld.