Spotted Sawfly Larva
Spotted sawfly larva hangs under the stem of a leaf. Moggill, Qld.
Beetle larva in sand and dirt. Woodgate, Qld.
Black and yellow ant spider in leaf litter. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Slender ant moves grains of sand out of the nest in an endless battle with the wind. Woodgate, 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.
Tiny Bark Spiders
Tiny white spotted spiders live under bark amidst the poo of other animals. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Wolf Spider Hiding
Wolf spider hides among it's own legs. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Black Stink Bug
Portrait of a black stink bug. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Parasitised Assassin Bug
Black asassin bug nymph is in for a surprise. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Portrait of a bagworm. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Mobility is not your main concern when you've got legs like these. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Portrait of a white weevil on a tree. Oxley Creek, Qld.
White-footed ants (Technomyrmex sp.) gather excretions from mealybugs. It looks like they've sealed the bugs into a cavity in the bark to make them easier to protect. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Golden Spiny Ant farms a group of mealybugs. The ants have probably moved the bugs into this bark crevasse to keep them easily accessible and safe. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Strobe Ant With Mealybugs
A strobe ant looks in on a colony of mealybugs. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Baby Theridid Spiders II
Comb-footed spider mum with her babies. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Baby Theridid Spiders I
A tiny Theridid spider with her newly hatched offspring. Oxley Creek, Qld.
Colobopsis ant pauses on a leaf. Toolakea Beach, Qld.
Camponotus ant explores a rotting log. Mapelton, Qld.
White lumpy weevil. Mapleton, Qld.
Portrait of a white weevil. Mapleton, Qld.