Lemon Myrtle Flower Chafer
Nestled in the lovely little flowers of the Lemon Myrtle, brown Flower Beetle has a rest. Kyogle, NSW.
Thrips pauses on it's patrol of a macadamia flower. Kyogle, NSW.
Gumnut Pollen Beetle
A lovely little pollen beetle prepares for takeoff on a pink gumnut flower. Deepwater, Qld.
A lovely little pollen beetle feasts on a pink gumnut flower. Deepwater, Qld.
Native Australian stingless bee with fully pollen-packed legs on an Ivory Curl tree. Durack, Qld.
Australian native stingless bee (Tetragonula sp.) collects pollen. Cambroon, Qld.
Hungry Hungry Caterpillar
Caterpillar delves into an unopened flower for pollen. Murarrie, Qld.
Caterpillar balances pollen on her hair lips. Murarrie, Qld.
Tiny flower beetle munches on a spent wattle bloom, Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Tiny native bee Tetragonula carbonaria gathers pollen from a pink flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Crazy eye fly approaches an alyssum flower.
Hover fly. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Pollen covered beetle sips dew drops from a rose petal. Kyogle, NSW.
Beautiful metallic green Halictid bee does laps round and round the centre of this bramble rose, occaisionally rolling around like a cat in catnip. Kyogle, NSW.
Striped Comb-clawed Beetle
Comb-clawed pollen-eating beetle enjoys some pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Thrips on Daisy
Thrips doing whatever thrips do in the heart of a white daisy. Gayndah, QLD.
Oxley Creek, QLD.
FLower beetle carries pollen in a yellow hibiscus flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
You Want Flies With That?
Yellow Hibiscus flower attracts swarms of tiny flies that look like aphids. Flower beetle carries pollen around. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
The Pollen and The Fly
Tiny flies congregate on the sex bits of a yellow hibiscus flower. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Inch Worm on Thistle
This tiny caterpillar is covered in pollen from the purple thislte flower it was probably trying to eat. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Homalictus Bee in Bottle Brush
Metallic green bee works hard in a forest of bottle brush flowers. Bee hairs are designed to collect pollen, as she cleans she packs it under her abdomen.
A beautifully patterned fly cleaning it's wings on a purple daisy.
Hover Fly lays into a salvia, nomnomnom.
Thistle and Thrips
A thrips dives in and out of a pink thistle flower, helping to pollinate as it goes. It's probably also doing something bad.
Fungus on Flower Stem
Fungus invades the stem of a dandelion. It looks like it's exploded from the stem like pustules of pollen. Fungus spread via spores though, so probably not pollen.
A hover fly has lunch on a white flower. How nice would it be to have lunch on a flower? Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Bee fly helps pollinate cobbler's pegs. Ironbark Gully, QLD.
Crazy eye fly explores an alyssum. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.