Green Idiocerinae leafhopper sidles away from the photogrpaher. Longreach, Qld.
Larvae of the Pink Bellied Moth or Hkea Wine Moth is eating grevillea leaves. Kyogle, NSW.
Bark louse and the small twig it's been grazing on. Toowong, QLD.
Male bottle cicada rests on an oleander leaf. Only males possess the noise-making tymbal. Kyogle, NSW.
Female bottle cicada rests on an oleander branch. Kyogle, NSW.
Garden Jumping Spider
Common Garden Variety Jumping Spider. Durack, QLD.
Harlequin Bug Nymph
Cotton Harlequin bug nymph on a hibiscus shrub. Toowong, QLD.
Botany Bay Diamond Weevil
The sturdy looking snout of the Botany Bay Weevil. Weevils can eat through bark which is not surprising with a snout like this one. Oxley Creek, QLD.
This is the biggest weevil I've ever seen and it's been on the same sapling for my last three visits to Oxley Creek, QLD.
This big guy is a really cool looking weevil (Orthorhinus cilindrirostrus) I found in a camphor tree. It was a reluctant model, but I am persistent! I love the big clompy feet. Kyogle, NSW.
Plumbago flower against the sky. Durack, QLD.
Mantid lacewing takes shelter from the wind. I imagine it is hard for these to fly on a windy day. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Baby mantis poses for me. I don't think it's praying. Toowong, QLD.
Mantis hangs from a leaf, backlit by the sun. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Metallic Coloured Acacia Beetles
Green and blue metallic leaf beetles (Calomela ruficeps) wrestling on a leaf. I'm sure it's wrestling, what else would they be doing? Oxley Creek, QLD.
Fuzzy Leaf Beetle
Mickey mouse beetle (Trachymela papuligera) is fuzzy. Found in a tree at Oxley Creek, QLD.